Category Archives: February 2012 Thoughts

“And then?” Framing the important questions in ministry…..Part Two

Be still. So if the first step is to come and behold, then the second command follows easily. Be still. There is a frenetic, pulsing energy around the issues of orphans and street children and trafficking right now. And I … Continue reading

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“Where next?” Framing the important questions in ministry…..Part One

The years are accumulating around our ministry, and as they do, we’re finding ourselves more and more in the midst of the ministry questions of our colleagues. And it is a good thing. A very good thing. When we were … Continue reading

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Another thought on learning the circle of prayer…..

I’ve spent the last two afternoons watching the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice as part of my surgery recuperation plan. It is absolutely delightful, the rich language and British accents especially. The language we use is part of prayer … Continue reading

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Whose lives become roads you travel…..

I think I’ve shared this passage before, but it blazed bright this morning again, and reminded me that we are God’s pathways into a dark and lonely world. Many of His trails are blocked or cluttered or strewn with carga, … Continue reading

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Learn the Circle

Prayer is a natural act. Even children know by instinct how to perform it with their parents. Nevertheless, it is more complex than many adults have had the patience to recognize. So the children prevail where their elders fail. I … Continue reading

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