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intending?

and here’s the handout from our new years eve gathering….. I’m still chewing over questions 1 & 3 that I scribbled up for us all. What did you love most in 2016? and How might you better follow Jesus tomorrow and in all of the 2017? So what are you intending in 2017? Spend it well….

five on Friday

“Sanctification” does not mean to try to sin less and less until you magically stop sinning some day. It simply means to become more and more aware of who lives inside you until it automatically spills over into everything you do.So how about you and I become more  aware of who lives inside you? 1 Missional […]

twitching…

Being present, and being still, is a serious challenge. It’s never more challenging to hold our ears to God in a bombarding culture. We can twitch more than think. We can consume more than consider. It’s a uniquely distinct time in which we’re to navigate what it might look like to be in this world, but […]

questions

They are so often the pathway to life. Questions are the very best challenge whether on the giving or receiving end. Great questions create pathways and new life. Whether with friends, mentors or my spiritual director, I’m blessed by these. And I love to push out questions for those I get to serve. Yes, life is filled with […]

10 lent questions….

from Rachel Held Evans,….. 10 Questions to Ask Yourself. 1. When I wake up on Resurrection Sunday morning, how will I be different? 2. Is there a habit or sin in my life that repeatedly gets in the way of loving God with my whole heart or loving my neighbour as myself? How do I address […]

for reflection…

this epiphany…. Matthew 2 v 1-12. Questions for you, or your root group? 1 What is this epiphany season: 6th January through to 2nd February about for you? 2 What does the 900-mile journey of the Magi ask of you? 3 How are you going to grow in wisdom in the Holy Spirit? 4 Spacious […]

White’s, four great questions…

….leadership questions from the brilliant James Emery White. timeless questions about changing and maturing in leadership….. 1. Where do I need to work harder? 2. Where do I need to work smarter? 3. Where am I operating primarily in the flesh? 4. Where am I simply not gifted? this is an epic blog-post and the diagrams are particularly worth […]

resilient life questions

In one of his most formative books, A Resilient Life, Gordon MacDonald suggests these questions about the kinds of people we have in our lives. Who are they, for you…..? Who coaches you? Who stretches your mind? Who listens to and encourages your dreams? Who will protect you? Who are those who share your tears? […]

15 great questions for pastoral leaders…

“I’m not the king. I’m only an ambassador for the King”. A great reminder from Paul Tripp, speaking to church leaders about the specifics of pastoral ministry. Share this goodness far and wide: Sit with these questions in silence and the searching light of God, the Holy Spirit. What claims the fear of my heart? […]

the tragic gap

I recently watched this brilliant video (anything with Parker Palmer is just great!) Here were the three questions that I’ve wrestled with since… (1) When your life gets out of balance, do you usually swing to damaging cynicism or escapist idealism? (2) What circumstances or decisions tend to push you in this direction? (3) What practices […]

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