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God Speaks Our Language

A group of people take a walk on a sunny, fall afternoon. To the left of the trail, the water of a small lake ripples in response to a gentle wind. 681 more words

The Winter Season

I saw Bob, my spiritual director, today. He helped me sort through another rough week and added yet another layer to my ever-growing understanding of grief. 1,009 more words

Grief & Loss

Gathered Words

Gathered words are
Wrapped into Fragrant
Bundles of flowers.

Given on your doorstep
Where you stand,
waiting for guidance

From above where
birds sing into the fatness… 21 more words

Good Orderly Direction

Spiritual Fitness

A Reflection

by Charles McKelvy

What does it take to be spiritually fit?

Does one need to do spiritual push-ups in the church parking lot? 205 more words

Spiritual Progress

Set down the pen. Pick up the brush.

Sometimes I feel like I won the jackpot.  Really!  Even I cannot believe my luck!  One weekend a month I am actually allowed to go away all by myself (that’s right… no children in tow!) to a beautiful retreat center and… … 535 more words


Pastor, Work the Angles! (JP)

I was introduced to Eugene Peterson’s Working the Angles: The Shape of Pastoral Integrity by Dr. Mark Hayse during my undergrad work. Perhaps more than any other book this work has shaped my view of pastoring. 560 more words

Pastoral Theology


I’ve started talking to a new spiritual director. This is the first time I’ve worked with a male, although I’m not sure that matters. Anyhow, his name is Bob and he seems a bit more traditional. 766 more words