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219. Redemptive Gifts (3) and Other Influences

Mike Parsons – 

Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly: if prophecy, according to the proportion of his faith; if service, in his serving; or he who teaches, in his teaching; or he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who rules, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness… 1,346 more words

Authority

The Crucial Nature of Self-Respect for Marginalized Groups

I had the pleasure of watching this archival footage this morning after a weekend of (coincidentally, if you believe in such things) meditating on the supreme importance of self-respect in my own life. 708 more words

Spirituality

the strongest souls

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls. The most massive characters are seared with scars.

~ Khalil Gibran

Suffering

the unpaved path

Normality is a paved road; It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.

~ Vincent van Gogh

Suffering

it's the raw-ness that heals us, y'all

It is so important that I pay attention to my own raw-ness right now.

In the face of an election that has dramatically un-earthed the raw, emotionally intense reactions of others, I, as a highly sensitive spiritual director, have got to listen very closely to my own response to all of the conflict. 701 more words

Inner Work

Lift Your Eyes Above Your Woundedness

Everyone has moments of doubt. Whether it involves business or personal life, those nagging “woulda-coulda-shoulda” moments seem to have an uncanny knack for appearing at the most inopportune times. 570 more words

More Thoughts on Woundedness

Since starting my sabbatical (all 3 days so far), I’ve asked God to reveal to me (and my group of confidantes traveling this with me) the depth of my woundedness.   320 more words

Sabbatical