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#11 – Dark Night of the Soul – LENT 2018

One of the traumatic impacts of the Dark Night is the fear of being lost on the road, thinking that all spiritual blessing is over and that God has abandoned us.  The experience of both heart and mind is to … Continue reading

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#5 – Dark Night of the Soul – LENT 2018

A N G E R 5/40 When our desire to gain tangible benefits from the regiments of our spiritual disciplines comes to an end, or is unmet with immediate or continued delight then we naturally become embittered and bear a … Continue reading

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#4 – Dark Night of the Soul – LENT 2018

L U S T 4/40 Lust is the desire to benefit self at the expense of other, because lust desires to get.  Love desires to benefit others at the expense of self, because love desires to give.  -Dr Edwin Louis … Continue reading

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After we’ve Loved our Hates

We say, Jesus died for our sins. It’s true, but it sounds so sterile. It might be better understood through the language of he died for our addictions. Addiction, not in the idea of dying for the things we know … Continue reading

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Soul Serenade

You may be distracted numerous times. And perhaps your entire practice will be full of sensations clamoring for attention (like monkeys in a banana tree). These distractions are YOU in the Flesh. Be abhorred, you are being judged, Cross examined, … Continue reading

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the Wizard of Oz in the Heartland

People who are stuck in life or love many times act like the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz, searching or reaching for an Oil Can to help stop the squeak and retard the rust. Offering relief to the … Continue reading

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Who am I to Judge?

“Who am I to judge?” -Pope Francis For many in our times that only means, who am I to judge others?  However, it must also mean, who am I to judge God?  If God has already spoken and judged something … Continue reading

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Intravenous Incarnation

The people who we minister to everyday have to be slowly persuaded with an impersonation (read incarnation) of the love of Jesus intravenously through a drip bag. Its slow, relational, personal, making disciples, not at all like “church as usual”…in … Continue reading

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Notes from a Mentor…

It was a joy to spend time under the fountain of grace that is Bishop Malcolm Smith. He cleaned out my junk drawer of so many church, ministry and religious distractions that I have allowed to build up. He re-established … Continue reading

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Seek First to Understand

This value is powerful because it focuses on your circle of influence. It’s an inside out approach. By seeking first to understand, we can turn a transactional opportunity into a transformational opportunity. He has shown you, O man, what is … Continue reading

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