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I continue to be asked about what constitutes my discipleship and ongoing formation. One invaluable part of my routine for almost sixteen years has been a spiritual director. The accountability, depth, insight and fellowship of these times remains….Sister Theresa played a precious part of this in my life for a clutch of those years…..here pictured with my son Noah some […]

prayer*

“God, my Source of Strength A season is turning in my life Calling me to make ready; Walk with me, I pray. This unmapped course lies divided ahead Urging careful determination; Walk with me, I pray. The gate has swung open And everything’s loose Bidding that someone or something be left behind; Walk with me, […]

a prayer

this is humbling stuff from +Ken Untener, written in honour of +Oscar Romero. It’s wisdom writing at it’s best! It helps, now and then, to step back and take a long view. The kingdom is not only beyond our efforts, it is even beyond our vision. We accomplish in our lifetime only a tiny fraction […]

failure

Failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy to finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I really succeeded at anything else, I might never have found the determination to succeed in the one area […]

prophets of a future….

Ken Untener has this left us this, beautiful take on things:- ‘Prophets of a Future Not Our Own’ It helps, now and then, to step back and take a long view. The kingdom is not only beyond our efforts, it is even beyond our vision… We plant the seeds that one day will grow. We […]

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 […]

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