October, 2013

Short Line or Long Line?

Short Line or Long Line?

A friend shared a quote that both intrigued and inspired me. The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal his own.” Benjamin Disraeli It’s far easier to share our riches of understanding, experience and resources than it is to help another discover who they really are and what God has already given them.  We can only help someone in this deeper...

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Is There Any Value in Experiencing Deep Shame?

Is There Any Value in Experiencing Deep Shame?

A lethal virus is infecting many believers today. It’s the pop-therapy that claims shame is bad. Shallow-shame is bad, but only deep-shame brings healing. Without it we are doomed. J. I. Packer tells us, “Seek the grace to be ashamed” (Knowing God). The gospels describe two different miraculous catches of fish. The first occurs at the beginning of Jesus’ ministry (Luke 5:4-8) and the...

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Where We All Get Stuck

Where We All Get Stuck

John Wooden said, “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” This is such a profound and helpful piece of advise.  So often we won’t explore, try or offer because of something we “can’t do”.  We say things like: I can’t get my church to endorse me. I can’t get certified in this field. I can’t afford to build my own...

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