Category: Community

Shifted

And I did forget things. And my teaching wasn’t perfect. But God still moved and lives were still changed. I didn’t do my job perfectly…or even as well as I would have liked…but I was at rest on my insides, connected to God and connected to community. That is huge.

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The Fellowship of Faith

The older I get the more I realize that I need help to come through, I need my brothers and sisters to “spur me on” to play the part only I can play, to “give me courage” to embrace the cross, to know that I am his beloved, to trust God to come through in me and through me in the battles of life and ministry.

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Picture Perfect

…when we say no to a random or spur-of-the-moment picture, what we’re really saying is, “Don’t remember I was here.” This is far deeper than a body image issue. This is about presence, contribution, connection in friendship, and family identity.

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How Full Is Your Bucket?

I am reminded of a wonderful book I read years ago entitled “How Full is Your Bucket?” by Tom Rath. The basic premise of this inspirational read is that each of us has a bucket that is being either filled or depleted as we engage the world.

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Shifting Perspective

You can’t effectively teach others what you’re not practicing yourself… This is what authentic community can do: create connection and, through it, spur one another on to love and good works.

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