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April Yamasaki
Pastor, writer, author of Christ Is for Us, Sacred Pauses, Spark, & other books on spiritual growth & Christian living
Pastor, writer, author of Christ Is for Us, Sacred Pauses, Spark, & other books on spiritual growth & Christian living
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Love this excerpt from Jenny McGill's soon-to-be-released book, Walk with Me: Learning to Love and Follow Jesus. She writes: "I’ll not soon forget what my Haitian friend, who had come to study in the U.S., shared with me one day in class. He was shocked at how often he heard Americans, even professors, use the words I, me, and mine. His experience in Haiti was the opposite. Politeness, respect, and good living in Haiti means focusing more on others than oneself. Words like you and yours peppered their speech much more often than self-centered pronouns. I determined that day that one of the ways I would exercise silence was to spend certain days trying not to use personal pronouns. Try it. It’s hilarious how hard it is." Read more from Jenny on Stealing Away: Solitude and Silence. https://aprilyamasaki.com/2018/07/23/walk-with-me/
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I'm excited to launch my new book, Four Gifts: Seeking Self-Care for Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength (Herald Press, releasing Sept 4, 2018), and you're invited! https://whenyouworkforthechurch.com/2018/07/19/ready-set-launch/
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When I first heard the title of Amy Simpson's latest book, I was immediately intrigued: Blessed are the Unsatisfied: Finding Spiritual Freedom in an Imperfect World (InterVarsity Press, 2018).

Of course, our world is imperfect. And who wouldn't want to find spiritual freedom? But how does that relate to being unsatisfied, and where is the blessing in that?

Check this out for my review, and enter to win a free copy of Blessed Are the Unsatisfied https://aprilyamasaki.com/2018/07/09/intentionally-unsatisfied/
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Still celebrating 2018 with a newly designed website and a brand new ebook: How to Pray When Prayer Seems Impossible. I'd love to give you a copy if you don't have one already, so please stop by to claim your free ebook. Happy New Year!
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Facing a difficult decision at work? Good ethics is more than deciding between right vs. wrong or legal vs. illegal. Read my article on "Good Ethics Requires More than a Good Feeling" for Richard Kyte's 4-part model of ethical thinking.
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Choosing a word for the year isn't so much about the one word. For me it means choosing an orientation, an attitude, a priority. Create is my word for 2017. What's yours?
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On Being An Imposter at the Academy - a personal/pastoral reflection
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