holding

By |2014-05-28T13:21:55+00:00May 28th, 2014|church life, discipleship, faith, leadership, personal, theology, Uncategorized|

Here's something I read today by David Benner. I'm really struck by this. "It’s so hard for many of us to encounter things we can’t fix. That’s the trouble with living in a broken world. There is so much that we simply can’t fix – in ourselves, in others, in the world. The problems are simply too vast and our solutions are, at best, half-vast. Welcome to God’s world. But note how God seems to relate to these vast problems. God’s response seems to be to come along side those who are suffering and hold their pain, not eliminate it. [...]

transformation…..

By |2012-07-23T21:01:45+00:00July 23rd, 2012|discipleship, faith, leadership, personal, theology|

“Transformation is not for the fainthearted. But it is for those whose hearts and spirits and minds are open and ready to become even larger. It is for those tho long, those who dream, those who seek. It isn’t for the contented. Rather, it is for the seeker that is in all of us – seeking the larger places for which we were born, seeking the larger self we dare to hope we really are, seeking the truer self we trust must lie hidden in the clutter of the various selves of our own construction. It is for those who [...]