Spiritual Direction

Spiritual direction is when one person, the director, comes alongside another, the directee, to help them notice and pay attention to the presence, conversation and work of God in their lives. As the directee is sharing, the spiritual director practices double listening in which they listen to the directee but also to the Holy Spirit.…

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Resistance is an underlying and often unconscious response in which we avoid or push back on an issue, experience, or insight. It is a normal part of all growth and is caused by the struggle or tension we feel toward change in others or ourselves.[1]  God’s holiness, his unpredictability, even his tenderness can feel threatening,…

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Listening Prayer

When we engage in listening prayer, we are taking the time to be quiet in God’s presence in a posture of open readiness to receive His words and respond. God is in the driver seat, and we acknowledge that we can’t force him to saying something. We surrender to His terms and His timing. We…

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Hearing Heaven

by Doug Mitts Key Verse:    “He who has ears, let him hear.” – Matthew 13:9, NAS95 God focused my heart on passages like this in 1994. Peter spoke on hearing God and my heart quickened, to some degree, to the reality of heaven here, all around me. I became aware of Godaccessibly present with me. That made…

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The Discerning Leader Podcast

A podcast to help you discover how to “practice a preference for God in all aspects of personal lives and relationships, in leadership, and in service to others.” Find full seasons at https://www.leadershiptransformations.org/podcast.

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Desiring God’s Will

Desiring God’s Will by David Benner “An excellent and much needed perspective on understanding and following God’s will.”  Jonathan Bourbeau  “A well written book that gets to the heart of what it means to truly seek the  will of God. A book that makes you ask yourself hard questions, but remains grounded in the unconditional…

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Prayers and Blessing

by Karen Kurth Key Verse: “I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.  And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s…

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A Life of Prayer

by Doug Mitts Key Verse: “It happened that while Jesus was praying in a certain place, after He had finished, one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray just as John also taught his disciples.”” –  Luke 11:1 NAS95 When it comes to prayer, I need help. Jesus, on the other hand,…

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Hearing and Responding

by Gabe Bernal And the Spirit said to Philip, “Go over and join this chariot” – Acts 8:29 (ESV)  I am reading through the book of Acts in my reading plan, and I’ve always found the story of Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch interesting.  Philip was just minding his own business when an Angel appears…

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Holy Spirit Speaks

by Glenda Alvord Key Verse: But I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I am leaving; for if I do not leave, the [a]Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you. 8 And He, when He comes, will convict the world regarding sin, and righteousness, and judgment: …

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