Prayer: Seeking a Balanced Prayer Life (Part 2)

In pursuit of developing a healthier prayer life and cultivating a stronger understanding of God, I have begun researching more on this topic. Currently, I’m reading Timothy Keller’s book on prayer, which has been very clarifying. In the book it outlines two main ways that people have approached prayer: 1. To commune with God, 2. To bring God’s kingdom. People from each perspective have argued their position on prayer for years. In this post we will explore these two prayer approaches. Continue reading

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Prayer: Personal Problems With Prayer (Part 1)

Like many people, I take quite some time at the start of the year to reflect on the past year and envision what the next year could look like. One of the key reflections of last year was that my prayer life isn’t what it should be. Perhaps this is where you find yourself, feeling as though you aren’t hitting the mark in this area. We have all heard stories of these people who have powerful encounters with God in prayer and while it encourages, often it can feel like you have missed out. In the following blog posts we will be exploring prayer and its various facets. To begin with I want to share some of my own personal problems with Prayer:

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3 Good Questions To Ask When You Are Angry

Anger is a powerful emotion that be both motivating and destructive. A good definition of anger that I have heard recently is, “A passionate emotional response of displeasure.” I like this definition for two reasons. Firstly, it alludes to the fact that being angry doesn’t mean you are a evil, wicked or sinful person. Secondly, it is good to be passionate, emotions are God given, and there are definitely things in this world that we shouldn’t be pleased about. The question of anger is not one of how to get rid of it completely but to channel it for good.

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11 Ministry Mind-shifts for Church Leaders, from ‘The Trellis And The Vine’

After reading the first two chapters of ‘The Trellis And The Vine’ by Colin Marshall and Tony Payne, I was inspired to share some of their insights for church leaders and the mind-shifts that are much needed in many churches around the world. If you are a leader in any context these are some helpful insights for you.

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Help! I’m discontent. How did I get here?

Oh how draining is that feeling of emptiness, that discontentment. How painful is it to walk through your day not fully present because your distracted by a deep sense of meaninglessness. The daily grind is… grinding. The conversations are the same. Even the same thought patterns and same issues rear their head over and over. You find yourself left with the question, how did I get here? How have I got so down? How come I can’t think straight? How come it feels like I’m crippled?
Here are just a couple of observations that I have seen throughout some years in ministry.

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5 Reasons Why Honesty Really Is The Best Policy

At the time of writing this I’ve been reminded of the importance of honesty and transparency. I know that we all know this to some degree. When Christian leader after christian leader, family member after family member, public figure after public figure get found out for the discrepancies of their private life, this truth is even more convincing. What is this truth?
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Your private life will inevitably and ultimately be displayed in and through your public life.
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