In my previous newsletter, I talked about the call I feel to self-ruin. One of the biggest challenges when we experience ruin is the strong impulse to defend our image. I feel a need to repair my status and standing before others, and this typically manifests in defensiveness and…
This is part 1 of 2 in a two part series on the experience of self-ruin. The second post will come out next week. When I articulate my sense of call…
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When I first met Kim, I was leading a church called New City Covenant. She visited our church on a Sunday morning looking for a space where she could…
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In spiritual direction, I often ask people a variation of the same question whenever it’s clear they are touching on something important. It goes…
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Not too long ago, I was sitting with someone in prayer and he was feeling deeply hurt. He had gone through a conflict with his wife and he was left…
When I was a child, I used to close my left eye to see what the world looked like from my right side. Then I would close my right eye to see what it…
Recently, I heard someone say, “I’m going to pieces.” We all know what he meant by this. He felt a sort of inner life chaos that came from difficult…
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What do you do with intentionality during Lent? Lent is a season set apart for reflection, fasting, and repentance. During these 40+ days of intentional…
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