Our Journey Through Appalachia

(I don’t often take the time to post from my journal, but this morning, I just wanted to share this entry as we minister in Appalachia this morning.)

Sometimes it seems that everything about life is strange. The way it progresses, the path it takes, the way we make sense out of everything. 

When I come back to these mountains, I am often taken back to the first season of my life. The season in which I was learning what life was through my observations. It was not a cognizant effort, but impressions were created as first impressions almost every moment of every day. 

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123 – Seven Practical Journaling Pointers

Journaling is a spiritual discipline and a very important part of a leader’s calibration. In this episode of Calibrate Life we discuss some practical pointers for journaling and a journal template.

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121 – Lessons From the Great Adventure: It’s Mostly About YOUR Transformation

The lesson and the miracle of your great adventure is the transformation God works in YOU on the journey. I’m not even sure the most important thing is getting to the top of the mountain. I think the most important thing is experiencing God’s love and learning to accept and embrace his love and confidence in us, and learning to let the results of our great adventure to rest ultimately in the hand of God…and to be at peace with that.

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120 – Lessons From the Great Adventure: The “Push” Solidifies Your Resolve

When you get to a tough place you have to push, but the push is important because it builds a necessary resolve within you. “Pushing” through the hard places solidifies your resolve to fulfill your mission. In this episode of the podcast we discuss one of the greatest lessons we’ve learned on our great adventure… the importance of having to push.

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119 – The Great Adventure: It Will Seem Impossible!

The Great Adventure Feels Impossible

Great Adventures involve the impossible — otherwise it wouldn’t be a great adventure. Trusting God for the impossible stretches us to new levels and intensifies our trust in God. We cannot let the things that seem impossible to us keep us from trusting God in our disciplined pursuit of his adventure for our lives. In this episode of Calibrate Life, we continue to discuss things we’ve learned on our great adventure and the necessity to embrace the impossible.

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113 – Learning the Unforced Rhythms of Grace

You are not the only one who often feels overwhelmed, it goes with the calling to Spiritual Leadership. I’m not sure the overwhelming feeling toward an impossible and undoable task ever goes away, but the rest comes in trusting God to accomplish through us what we could never accomplish without his help. 

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