Category Archives: the self

In ministry? On line? Read…

“speak it passionately. But be careful about the tone with which you say it.”

Read and think about your online behavior HERE.

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fascinating but sad story

This is one of the most interesting stories you will read this week, about a hermit no less… Click here.
Talk about Solitude.

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Christ Follower? Discouraged? Read:

Beware of allowing the influence of your friends or your circumstances to divide your life. More

Aim at heaven… – C.S.Lewis

Behold the Lamb! – John the Baptist

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leaking roof as window to life

Karl Vaters has posted some wisdom for “small church pastors” (kinda his target) than has broad applications to life… CLICK HERE, read, think, pray and apply. What has become invisible to you?

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Briggs on rest

Here’s another rest post, this from Alan Briggs in CO. Read HERE

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National Poem in Your Pocket Day

I met with a friend this morning who informed me that today, here in USA is National Poem in Your Pocket Day. Who knew?

A church he attended recently sent this out… I thought it worthy of your contemplation so I googled it and found it, thanks to Garrison Keillor’s “The Writer’s Almanac” which is HERE

The Real Work

by Wendell Berry

It may be that when we no longer know what to do
we have come to our real work,

and that when we no longer know which way to go
we have come to our real journey.

The mind that is not baffled is not employed.

The impeded stream is the one that sings.

“The Real Work” by Wendell Berry, from Standing by Words. © 1983, Used by permission of Counterpoint. (buy now)

I don’t actually have said permission, but I suppose someone up the line does.

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