Category Archives: Communion

spiritual abstinence [sacred space] ii.

  sacred space provides a break for the norm. “The disciplines are those activities of mind and body, purposely undertaken to bring personality and one’s total being into effective cooperation with the Spirit of God so as to reflect Kingdom life.” —Rev. John Field Spiritual disciplines need to be removed from the category of historical […]
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Are You a Safe Leader? [Self Awareness]

Are You a Safe Leader to Follow? Are You Aware of What Happens to a Room When You Enter It? “Own your wounding or risk inflicting it on others!” I will never forget hearing that line for the first time as I listened to a podcast from Men’s Retreat session taught by John Eldredge. It […]
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Don’t Waste a CRISIS [Processing the Unwanted]

The unexpected and the unexplained can be some of the most difficult moments in life, even for those who trust in Christ. In fact, often more so. It is inevitable (at some point) that questions related to the “why” of the unwanted pain and circumstances will confront issues of sovereignty and God’s right to be […]
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[ sacred space ] i.

A pause. [ sacred space ] sacred space… a different type of post… intentional space and time for communion… a break from the normal flow of ideas and information… transformation focused… a holy interruption… a time for a prayer, a passage, and a pause to reflect… in the midst of our busy lives. Linger in […]
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Finding Time for the Important [FREE Resource]

Finding Time for the Important Dwight Eisenhower said, “What is important is seldom urgent. And what is urgent is seldom important.” Stephen Covey introduced us to the “Important/Urgent” matrix in his book, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. The farther that most Christ-followers go, they more they find that their own spiritual growth and development […]
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Follower or Sympathizer?

This post is personal. This one’s for me. You are welcome to listen in. Most of these words are not mine, but excerpts from Henri Nouwen and his book, The Road to Daybreak. “The Gospel today reveals that Jesus not only had good, faithful friends willing to follow Him wherever he went and fierce enemies […]
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When BAD Things Happen to GOOD Leaders

Bad things happen to good people. Bad things happen to passionate Christ-followers who serve as leaders. Leaders are not exempt from the painful. Far from it. Bad things do happen to good leaders. It sometimes has little to do with the individual or the leader, but more to do with the situation, and those involved. […]
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God Purposes in ISOLATION

  Isolation is one of the core tools God uses to shape the life of a leader. God uses times of Isolation in the formation of all of His followers, but especially in the lives of leaders. Isolation processing refers to the setting aside of a Christ-follower from the normal routine of life, ministry and/or or […]
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DEEP In Every Heart

The hunger for transformation lies deep in every heart. The desire for transformation lies behind the many self-help books, seminars and renewal retreats. The possibility of transformation serves to fuel hope. If we lose hope, we lose the courage required to stay the process of change and allow God to do a deeper work in […]
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Whats Trust Got To Do With It?

A HIGH TRUST LEADER is an individual who has unquestionably strong personal credibility, has the ability to model and create a place of transparency and vulnerability, and are those who are able to extend trust across the organization. Leaders who establish cultures that develop their leaders quickly discover that one of the key ingredients that […]
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