please….

By |2012-11-20T08:43:38+00:00November 20th, 2012|church life, coaching, discipleship, faith, leadership, personal, theology, writing|

Deliver me... from what they want me to be. Deliver me... from what they expect me to be. Deliver me... from the script written in my head. Deliver me... from the people-pleaser inside me. Deliver me... from the weaknesses inside of me. Deliver me... from the fear of expressing me. Deliver me... from the fear of being me. Deliver me... from what I expect to be. Deliver me... from I think I need to be. Deliver me... from the pressures around me. Deliver me... from the limiting small-mindness and crushing fears. Deliver me... from anything less that 'your' best. Deliver me... [...]

flawed, loved and growing

By |2012-03-12T12:48:14+00:00March 9th, 2012|discipleship, faith, leadership, theology|

“The Christian gospel is that I am so flawed that Jesus had to die for me, yet I am so loved and valued that Jesus was glad to die for me. This leads to deep humility and deep confidence at the same time. It undermines both swaggering and snivelling. I cannot feel superior to anyone, and yet I have nothing to prove to anyone. I do not think more of myself nor less of myself. Instead, I think of myself less.” Tim Keller, The Reason for God