Tag Archives: Faith

Heart burn-out or burning for Jesus?

Recently I had a conversation with a priest about not-so-knew research describing the increase of pastors identifying with a PTSD diagnosis – Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome among Pastors. She was wondering about her own choices in ministry and thought she might … Continue reading

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Leaning in when all you want to do is run away

I didn’t get past the first psalm reading this morning, it echoed so closely to the lament heard from a colleague just yesterday. A colleague who for all intents and purposes seemed to have all her ducks in a row. … Continue reading

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Joy? Not so much – but God does make me smile

12 You have turned my wailing into dancing; * you have put off my sack-cloth and clothed me with joy. 13 Therefore my heart sings to you without ceasing; * O Lord my God, I will give you thanks for … Continue reading

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By jove, by heart – I would if I could

Hebrews 4:12 Indeed, the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul from spirit, joints from marrow; it is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. 13And before him … Continue reading

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Trials, Paths, God’s plans and delight in being where I am to be

Psalm 16: 1 Protect me, O God, for I take refuge in you; * I have said to the Lord, “You are my Lord, my good above all other.” 2 All my delight is upon the godly that are in … Continue reading

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One, two, Buckle my shoe… Three, four, Open the door… Five, six, Pick up sticks

Jeremiah 35:18 But to the house of the Rechabites Jeremiah said: Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Because you have obeyed the command of your ancestor Jonadab, and kept all his precepts, and done all that he commanded … Continue reading

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Teeter Tottering – Believing is Seeing, Seeing is Believing

  Matthew 9:28When he entered the house, the blind men came to him; and Jesus said to them, ‘Do you believe that I am able to do this?’ They said to him, ‘Yes, Lord.’ 29Then he touched their eyes and said, … Continue reading

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Hanging 10 God’s way through

Psalm 106:9 He rebuked the Red Sea, and it dried up, * and he led them through the deep as through a desert. I like this image and never ever tire of being reminded of the truth embodied in it- … Continue reading

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If only…

Exod. 15:22-16:10: The whole congregation of the Israelites set out from Elim; and Israel came to the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after they had departed from the land … Continue reading

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Even the gift horse needs training…

Ephesians 4:14 We must no longer be children, tossed to and fro and blown about by every wind of doctrine, by people’s trickery, by their craftiness in deceitful scheming. 15 But speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in every … Continue reading

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