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Daniel Gildner
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The Slow Work of God
The grace of God compels me ...to slow down and be compelled by the grace of God. I've never been more certain that the deepest, most profound work of holiness of God in my life does not happen when I'm in a rush. Nor do I believe that the work I am doing i...

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Intuition Haiku
Anne Lamott challenges her readers in Bird By Bird to create a metaphor for your inner voice, your intuition. In doing so you will be able to both push back the critical voice that tries to seep into your creative writing and follow a more authentic path to...

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A Prayer after More Violence
I am weary. I am also prone to numbness. I am angry. I am also scared to do or say the wrong thing. I want justice. I am also quick to vilify. What now, God? Another murder. Another community on the edge of eruption. And it's not much prettier within me. Wh...

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General Conference, Prayer & Fasting and a little Trump
A few weeks ago, David Watson wrote these words about why many evangelicals are casting votes for Donald Trump. "A substantial number of evangelicals are backing Trump. Why would they do this? According to the New York Times, “Social conservatives are takin...

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Leadership Lessons: Mentoring Barriers
I thought that a recent injury to my ankle provided a great mentoring opportunity with my oldest son. It was time to teach Caleb to mow the lawn. I had 60 minutes to get the job done before heading off on a date with my wife. So we rolled up out sleeves and...

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Leadership Lessons: Stop Taking it Personally!
It never ceases to amaze me how words that were spoken very innocently can be received as painful, and intentionally harmful. Yes, the speaker must always choose wise, helpful words and that might be a blog subject for the future. But I want to focus on the...

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Letting My Son Go
My 11-year old son, Caleb, just returned from a 19 day trip to Quito, Ecuador. He has wanted to go visit his Tia Janelle and Uncle Loren (who run a study abroad/discipleship program for college students) for quite some time and the stars aligned just right ...

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When it all MAY fall apart
What do you do when life as you know it may change and you have no power to control it? We all live in a "normal" - a way of being, working and thinking that is forged by rhythms, relationships and roles. For the first 2 years at my current job, I'd walk in...

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Fall Devotions - Psalm 123
Week Four: October 5–9, 2015 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Introduction -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
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