Tagged with Becoming

Coming full circle

Coming full circle

Honesty comes, eventually, as a relief.  I’ve been waiting to write this post for months now.  Years even, perhaps, it has been in the making.  Though when God first whispers it seven years ago, you don’t listen that hard. You hear him.  But you second-guess yourself.  And you assume you heard wrong. Yet it turns out that … Continue reading

Counter-cultural community

Counter-cultural community

As I contemplate the trajectory of culture, my heart feels heavy.  I don’t know whether that should ever be the case, given the God whom we serve, but I feel weighed down by the sheer size of the task.  Our vision at LifeGiving to become an outward-reaching community of disciples is perhaps more counter-cultural than … Continue reading

Does disciple-making have a future?

Does disciple-making have a future?

I’m over at Provoketive this week with this post (a version of which some may have read before). Spiritual disciplines are activities in our power that we engage in to enable us to do what we cannot do by direct effort. Dallas Willard in The Great Omission. There is something so true about this statement.  Spiritual … Continue reading

Becoming a leader

Becoming a leader

There’s so much I could share from the first few chapters of Dunn and Sundene’s Shaping the Journey of Emerging Adults and, in time, I will blog in more detail on some of the bigger concepts of adultolescence as well as practices and rhythms for spiritual transformation.  But time is short for writing this post right now … Continue reading

Let me say again…

Let me say again…

This is the third post in a series of four which I wrote a while ago but didn’t want to post at the time.  I’m not in the same place today that I was then; as a result, I’m tempted to edit the writing to soften or finesse it, but I’ve chosen not to! Though … Continue reading

Waiting for him

Waiting for him

This is the second post in a series of four which I wrote a while ago but didn’t want to post at the time.  I’m not in the same place today that I was then; as a result, I’m tempted to edit the writing to soften or finesse it, but I’ve chosen not to! Though … Continue reading

It is well with my soul

It is well with my soul

This is the first post in a series of four which I wrote a while ago but didn’t want to post at the time.  I’m not in the same place today that I was then; as a result, I’m tempted to edit the writing to soften or finesse it, but I’ve chosen not to! Though … Continue reading

Losing the right battle

Why is the struggle so relentless?  Because God wants to change us, and we don’t want to be changed.  Not really, not the kind of change God wants.  I mean really change.  Not cosmetic surgery, but radical surgery – that’s what God’s after.  He intends to reach down into the guts of our soul and rip the … Continue reading

The sweet-spot

Sin is a gravity that causes us to underestimate our created purpose, our own personal destiny.  We begin a trade-off and produce a life that is successful but not satisfying…sin is acting as a gravity.  We have a sweet-spot passion that is meant for God’s purpose, but we don’t know what to do with it. … Continue reading

In returning and rest

I’ve just recently started writing for an online magazine called Provoketive, which is based in the U.S.  It’s exciting to be published by someone else other than me(!) and what I’m writing for that site will go to a far wider – and different – audience than I have here.  But, because what I plan … Continue reading