Monthly Archives: May 2011

How to Guide Without Steering


We’ve all made bad decisions that seemed good at the time. Bet you’ve already thought of one. So let’s explore that before going any further: • When has a decision looked like “the right way” to you, yet turned out … Continue reading

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A piece from Laying Down in Peace


We tend to get worked up whenever someone criticizes God or Christians. We want to run to God’s defense—or honestly, much of the time, our own—and say just the right thing that will shut that other person up. But God … Continue reading

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Dallas Willard for Dummies… in the very best sense


I thought that might get your attention. 🙂 But let’s face it, as wonderful a spiritual writer as Dallas Willard is — and The Divine Conspiracy is deservedly recognized by many as the best Christian book of the past quarter-century … Continue reading

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What’s Your Compass?


Are you alone? Good. Then you won’t feel silly trying this: Shut your eyes… well, I’ll tell you when actually … and point straight ahead in the direction you think is north. (If you have an actual compass, keep it … Continue reading

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(Actively) Listen!


Let’s start today’s entry  in prayer… but let’s do it a little differently. Close your eyes, breathe out slowly, and pause for a moment when your lungs are empty. As you breathe out, talk silently to God. Tell him what’s … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Old Identity: a handful of fragments


You will not become the person God intended you to be until you’ve laid down the things He has not intended. But you can start now. This laying-down thing takes a lifetime—and God will guide us into next things that … Continue reading

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Living… nay, setting up basecamp… in the Tension


On to the final catch-up book from that fated 2009 NPC experience. I won’t lie; this is by far the hardest of the three to write. I even half-suspect, like its author, I’ll catch it from both sides. A book … Continue reading

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