Shark attacks, stress, tired out …..
August 3, 2015August 3, 2015
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Shark attacks, stress, tired out …..

I hope you haven’t had a life threatening experience like Mick Fanning did in the surf in South Africa early this week. But I’m sure there is some degree of stress or pressure that you would like to relieve. Here’s a simple tip.Most people have experienced the relaxing effect of music—from the soft strains of a flute...

Using Questions In The Work of Spiritual Formation
April 8, 2014April 2, 2015
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Using Questions In The Work of Spiritual Formation

Questions transform a small-group session from a lecture into an interactive and transformative encounter—which should be our goal as facilitators of spiritual formation. Below are a few guidelines for developing and asking good questions in this particular context. 1. Good Questions Create a Conversation Good questions create conversations without putting anyone in the spot. You...

What is The Examen?
March 7, 2014April 2, 2015
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What is The Examen?

The Examen, or the daily review, involves taking a few moments at the end of the day (or a longer period of time at the end of the week) to do back over the events of the day/week and prayerfully reflect on the events of the day/week in order to detect God’s presence and discern...

Don’t Forgive Too Soon
October 24, 2013March 31, 2015
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Don’t Forgive Too Soon

Just finished preparing material for my retreat day on November 2nd. It’s called “Don’t Forgive Too Soon” and explores Christian forgiveness, starting by looking at a different interpretation for ‘turn the other cheek’, ‘give your cloak as well’ and ‘walk two miles’. These phrases are from a passage in Matthew’s Gospel which, on a first...