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July 14, 2014

Help With A Headshot

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So it’s getting to be that time—I’ve been sending out requests for endorsements (humbling, so very humbling) and reviewing the edits on the manuscript for Embracing the Body: Finding God In Our Flesh & Bone. I’ll have an announcement for you next week about the release date and all that will be happening around that. […]

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July 4, 2014

The Enneagram & Prayer: Type Five

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Type Five The Intense, Cerebral Type: Perceptive, Innovative, Secretive, and Isolated Type Five in Brief Fives are alert, insightful, and curious. They are able to concentrate and focus on developing complex ideas and skills. Independent, innovative, and inventive, they can also become preoccupied with their thoughts and imaginary constructs. They become detached, yet high-strung and intense. […]

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June 25, 2014

The Ennegram & Prayer: Type Four

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Join me in welcoming back the Enneagram & Prayer series! Thanks for your grace as I’ve taken a needed break. Type Five will be posted next Wednesday, July 2. Today, enjoy reflections on Type Fours and Prayer. Type Four The Sensitive, Introspective Type: Expressive, Dramatic, Self-Absorbed, and Temeperamental Type Four in Brief Fours are self-aware, sensitive, and […]

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June 20, 2014

Enneagram & Prayer Series Back Next Week

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I’ve had a few of you dear ones send a note asking if the Enneagram & Prayer series is going to continue. Thank you so much for checking in. It absolutely will, with Type Four & Prayer being posted next week on Wednesday, and I’ll hopefully be able to get back into more of a […]

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June 6, 2014

Let The Church Brokenhearted Sing

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Today I attended the funeral of a dear friend, a life cut short, but lived so well. Last night, I got a message from a friend who was in lockdown on the campus of Seattle Pacific University, the site of another school shooting. In the evening, students gathered to pray on the lawns as their […]

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May 28, 2014

The Enneagram & Prayer: Type Three

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A brief note: I just wanted to apologize for not getting this post live last week as I’d hoped. It’s been a challenging week for the holy mess I call my spiritual community, the folks of my church, and dwelling in grace and the Christ-life meant letting a few things go. Sarah Bessey posted eloquently last […]

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May 14, 2014

The Enneagram & Prayer: Type Two

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The Caring, Interpersonal Type: Generous, Demonstrative, People-Pleasing, and Possessive Type Two in Brief Twos are empathetic, sincere, and warm-hearted. They are friendly, generous, and self-sacrificing, but can also be sentimental, flattering, and people-pleasing. They are well-meaning and driven to be close to others, but can slip into doing things for others in order to be […]

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May 7, 2014

The Enneagram & Prayer: Type One

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Type One: The Rational, Idealistic Type: Principled, Purposeful, Self-Controlled, and Perfectionistic Type One in Brief Ones are conscientious and ethical, with a strong sense of right and wrong. They are teachers, crusaders, and advocates for change: always striving to improve things, but afraid of making a mistake. Well-organized, orderly, and fastidious, they try to maintain high […]

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May 7, 2014

God Our Mother – The Liturgists

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If you’re looking for a beautiful and unusual gift for Mother’s Day, or you’re in a place where the masculine gendered language around God is either difficult for you or in need of expanding, The Liturgists have just come out with a new album called “God Our Mother“. It’s beautiful (both in artwork and in […]

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April 30, 2014

Announcing The Enneagram & Prayer Series

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Welcome to a blog series that I’ve been excited about for some time now, a series that explores the connections and interweavings of the Enneagram with various prayer styles and personalities. Although I’ve been interested in and have been using the Enneagram as a tool in my spiritual direction practice for some time, it was […]

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