Breathing In and Breathing Out

Spiritual formation is often talked about in terms of how it is accomplished. This means that when the conversation turns to formation, it generally rotates on the fulcrum of how one... Read More »

Formation is . . .

Merriam-Webster defines formation as an act of giving form or shape to something or of taking form: development. This is how the term is used when talking about spiritual formation. It... Read More »

Pastoring for Spiritual Formation

I wish change was easy. Don’t you? I wish that I could demolish and then rebuild the back deck at my house without the pain of labor or the expense of material. I wish my kids would... Read More »

Analyze AND Meditate

What do you lead with? Are you a head or a heart person? Most of the time people have a tendency to be one or the other. I don’t mean that the head people are unfeeling or that... Read More »
Hardships of Marriage

Hardships of Marriage

When the Lord saw that Leah was not loved, he opened her womb, but Rachel was barren. Leah became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She named him Reuben, for she said, “It is... Read More »
The Surprise of Suffering (Part Three)

The Surprise of Suffering (Part Three)

This week we are looking at 1 Peter 5:9-10 and seeing some surprising things about suffering. Monday we saw the roots of that suffering, and the call to stand in resistance to our... Read More »
“Psalm 27: The Song of Hopeful Faith” (Part Three)

“Psalm 27: The Song of Hopeful Faith” (Part Three)

As we have been walking with David through one of his great songs, we have seen how he responded to heartache and trial, and how those circumstances drove him to his God. Today we... Read More »
“Building Our Lives on the Bible” (Part Three)

“Building Our Lives on the Bible” (Part Three)

This week, we are considering Paul’s challenge in 2 Timothy 3:14-17, on how we are to build our lives on the Bible. Monday, we began by seeing the value of training our hearts... Read More »
“Building Our Lives on the Bible” (Part Two)

“Building Our Lives on the Bible” (Part Two)

This week, we are considering Paul’s challenge in 2 Timothy 3:14-17, on how we are to build our lives on the Bible. Yesterday, we began by seeing the value of training our hearts... Read More »
“Building Our Lives on the Bible” (Part One)

“Building Our Lives on the Bible” (Part One)

In our world and in our day, there is a great challenge to the concept of authority. We increasingly seem to rebel against even the very idea that anything should be in charge of us!... Read More »
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