Tag Archives: Pace of Life

Life in the Slow Lane

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To listen to today’s reflection as a podcast, click here A few years ago, a newspaper in Tacoma, Washington, noted that a local basset hound named Tattoo had gone for an evening run. That may not sound like front page material until you consider the unusual circumstances. As John Ortberg reports in his book The Life You’ve Always Wanted, Tattoo’s master had accidentally closed… Read more »

The Incredible Shrinking Heart

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To listen to this reflection as a podcast, click here. We must not let the work of God through us destroy the work of God in us. That was a lesson I had to learn as a young pastor trying to launch a new congregation just outside Indianapolis. I learned it the hard way.   North American congregations have traditionally cherished the virtue of hard work… Read more »

Broken Dishes

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When Tim Keller and his wife Kathy launched a new church in Manhattan a few decades ago, they knew it would be a draining endeavor. Keller, who struggles with work addiction, had discerned that his life would be seriously out of balance for at least the first three years.  That meant he would be working at a pace that he… Read more »

Come With Me

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If you’re a follower of Jesus, then you’re a minister. Some of us who have received special training and ordination are Ministers with a capital “M.”  But everyone else, by virtue of being empowered with spiritual gifts that God yearns for us to share with the world, are ministers with a lower-case “m.” What’s the difference between the two? As… Read more »