How to walk in truth (and find out if you aren’t) – 3rd John, Part 3

If you created an anonymous online survey asking your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors to describe your pattern of life, what would they say? What tendencies do you have? What comes to mind when they think about you? What impressions do the choices of your life make on the people around you? How do youContinue reading “How to walk in truth (and find out if you aren’t) – 3rd John, Part 3”

Learning to see yourself for who you really are, and learning to see past your circumstances – Philemon 1-7, Part 1

How do you come across to people?  Even if you think you know how you come across, what if your impression of yourself is wrong, or maybe even slightly off?   It is a sign of growing maturity to be able to have self-awareness.  Some humans are very self-aware, and others not so much.  ItContinue reading “Learning to see yourself for who you really are, and learning to see past your circumstances – Philemon 1-7, Part 1”

How to learn the truth about ourselves (What I learned on sabbatical, Part 3)

One of the major events that Michelle and I participated in during sabbatical was the EC Pastoral Assessment Center (PAC).  It was that experience that led us to consider a sermon idea.  But first let me explain PAC. PAC is basically the starting point for people who are exploring the possibility of becoming pastors inContinue reading “How to learn the truth about ourselves (What I learned on sabbatical, Part 3)”