Tag: Get Real

So, how’s your walk?

Your word is a lamp before my feet     and a light for my journey. – Psalm 119:105 One of the questions that constantly comes up when I talk about faith is, “How do I transition from someone who checks in with God once in a while, to a disciple who quite literally walks with Jesus?” It’s a…

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what it takes to be a disciple

This afternoon I’ll be driving over to Greenville to speak at a men’s ministry gathering; I’ve been thinking about what I want to say. Typically – and especially when I’m just visiting for a short “after-dinner” talk – I like to engage people in a conversation about how important it is that we see ourselves…

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how to be a disciple of Jesus

Today I want to talk about the new class I’m teaching at WFPC; not so much teaching, really, as facilitating. The point of the new class is to provide a place where those currently not enrolled in adult-education can explore what it means to live as intentional disciples of Jesus, rather than “ho-hum” church members; to “stand on…

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advice for a budding writer

Dear Reader: This morning’s post is an edited version of an email I just sent to a writing friend. She is new to the idea of writing for publication, and fresh from a writing conference that was full of workshops, contacts, and ideas. My answers to her may be useful, inspirational, or encouraging to others on…

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confessions of a clay jar

Sometimes there’s so much writing to do, so much teaching to prepare for, and so many people to talk with… that I can run into the danger of forgetting that my message means nothing unless it emerges from my day-to-day experience as a regular person making my way in a sometimes markedly un-inspirational world. It’s…

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