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It is time

It is time

It is time for silence to do its work. I knew that it would be so.  That for too many months I have been running at a pace which would be arrested by only one thing.  And so I planned it, weeks ago, when I knew that this moment would come.  Two days and two nights … Continue reading

A strength learned

A strength learned

The measure of strength as a virtue of character is not how much pressure one can exert against others but how much stress one can absorb without breaking apart.  The strong person is not impervious to pain but persevering in purpose. Ray Anderson, Soulprints I have learned about strength over recent months.  I have learned … Continue reading

Just dancing

Just dancing

Teresa of Avila’s cell (photo credit) Dancing.  Just dancing. The question slammed into my heart with all the finesse of a well-aimed wrecking ball.  Over a double-shot flat white in a trendy place near Kings Cross, a friend asked me why I was dancing between the place of hiddenness and the place of presence to people.  Why … Continue reading

Subversive prophetic

Subversive prophetic

Subversive is not a word which figures often in my vocabulary.  Chloe is the quiet one, the one who prefers the way of peace and generally opts for compliance. Though some of you think me unafraid to say it like it is, I hold back.  More than you’d know.  I find a way to silence my own … Continue reading

Risky worship

Risky worship

true Christian worship is dangerous, far more a risk than a consolation, because true Christian worship initiates us into the stories and practices of a God whose ways are so maddeningly different from our own and, therefore, full of hope. …True worship is risky because through it we become increasingly vulnerable to the love and … Continue reading

The boldness that can handle a no

The boldness that can handle a no

I have no fear anytime, anywhere asking God for anything, because I have seen him do things that are inexplicable in human terms…  But sometimes you pray for the sun to stand still, and the sun sets.  I’m convinced, though, that the same boldness that’s required to ask God for big things can handle it … Continue reading

Tired leadership

Tired leadership

Leaders are tired.  Often really tired. I know that from firsthand experience, of course.  It’s a slow leak, an almost imperceptibly small depletion of energies, of passion, of get-up-and-go.  It’s that feeling of always being ‘on’, never fully able to disentangle your heart from the work.  And you push yourself that bit further every day, … Continue reading

Experiment updates

I had been meaning to blog for a while about my experiment in learning Colossians.  I just never got round to it really. I suppose it’s because the last few weeks have been fairly intense as I’ve engaged in the Other Experiment.  The one where I try to start believing God’s Word about my drivenness. … Continue reading