A question of training.

“Are you training for anything?” The older man had come up behind Tim, then slowed to talk. It was an innocent question. Tim should have smiled and nodded and kept running. But the surprise of a running companion startled him. Tim was running this trail for the first time. He’d been private about his exercising […]

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Spiritual training: an example of planning.

Last week, I talked about spiritual training plans (picking one thing, models and pieces, and training plans.) I received the following email describing how a friend walked through developing a plan. I was stunned. It’s a fabulous example of laying out a plan. I asked for permission to share it with you.  +++ I took this through […]

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a model of teaching leadership

If you are training people in leadership, how do you help people understand what you are teaching? Consider Jesus’ approach: 1. You could start with a point of passion. Look for what is making them angry. Find an injustice that has them completely furious. Especially if it is an injustice that affects them. “How come […]

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an unspiritual discipline

“Every time you say no or say yes, put an x on a calendar.” We’ve been looking doable actions coming out of Titus 2:11-14. We’ve talked about activities that have been pretty spiritual – praying, knowing that God loves us, saying no to ungodliness, saying yes to godliness. These are important actions, and doable. They […]

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