Category Archives: Growth

Do You Have a Plan? (part 1)

I recently returned from leading a Spiritual Formation Conference with a wonderful group of 19 ministers from all around Ghana, West Africa. My good friend Fred Asare hosted the conference at the Village of Hope. It was a time of quiet … Continue reading

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What Do Your Relationships Weigh?

For ten years I was a campus minister, first at Memphis State University and later at Southwest Missouri State. I did a lot of premarital counseling and performed a lot of weddings. I helped these students prepare to begin, but … Continue reading

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My Closest Neighbor

I can usually remember where I am when something is said that greatly influences me because I will stop and write it down.  I was in St. Louis, in a class on a Sunday morning.  There was nothing new or … Continue reading

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Time To Change Seats?

I read of a linguist who translated a portion of the Bible into a tribal dialect and then left a man with the task of teaching the people to read.  The linguist returned months later to find three students and … Continue reading

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cul-de-sac living

I really like the thoughtful writing of Ken Gire. Here is a piece from his, Windows of the Soul.  It gave me a good start to my day. It is, I suppose, possible to speak of the soul without speaking … Continue reading

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