Tag: outflow

| July 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Stop Trying, Start Living “You know Steve, it’s tough to teach an old dog new tricks…” This is the line I got from a pastor (who was a number of years younger than me!) in the middle of a coaching conversation concerning turning his congregation outward. Outflow is not about learning a new approach to […]

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| June 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

In one sense, spiritual matters are matters of growth with discipline and practice like all else in life. Just as a seed is planted in the ground, then grows slowly, matures, and eventually bears fruit, so it is with new skills in our lives – whether they are spiritual or intellectual. On the other hand, […]

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| November 4, 2011 | 1 Comment

Setting:  Ordering line at Starbucks. “I’m paying for the person’s coffee behind me as well.” Response of that person: Totally predictable.  “I could have sworn I just heard you say you were paying for my drink…” “I did.  Please tell this barista what you want – and make sure it is a venti size (the […]

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| November 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

“I don’t know why I’m telling you all of this about my life – I just met you a few minutes ago…” I hear those words regularly from nearly complete strangers.  They don’t walk up to me out of a crowd and start talking to me out of the blue. However, when I simply notice […]

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