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[3 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]
A Heroic Disguise.

My last blog post I wrote about the false self and the power of the Enneagram in helping unveil our false self motivations. At an August retreat in New Mexico with Father Richard Rohr he talked about how peace and justice work can become a heroic disguise for the false self. Father Rohr said that even when we are doing something ‘good’ or ‘Christian’ we often find ourselves caught up in false self energy and miss the transformation and freedom which the Gospel offers us. Um, hello, what a wake-up …

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[22 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]
Listening In; a repost from Word Made Flesh’s The Cry

Word Made Flesh, the community I serve with, has a quarterly publication called The Cry. This article I wrote for the summer 2011 issue on Obedience. Full issue here.
Obedience comes from the Latin root word oboedire, which means “to listen.” In Word Made Flesh we commit to obedience; a listening for the voice of God. Obedience naturally follows Intimacy in the ladder of our Lifestyle Celebrations for it is because we know the sound of God’s voice that we are able to discern how it is calling us.
One way …

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[12 Jul 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Deeper Level of Knowing.

I’m almost 22 weeks pregnant with my first baby, which on my dancer’s frame basically just looks like I recently ate a big turkey dinner. I feel like I am walking around with a secret that strangers can’t see when they look at me, saving me from the awkward stomach-touching which I’m sure will come in the next few months. Right now me and the baby are having our own little private party that I get to attend at all times of days and places without anyone else knowing what …

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[29 May 2011 | No Comment | ]
Contradictions.

Finding God in all things- what about in our contradictions? Particularly I’m thinking of the contradictions between our inner ideals and outer lifestyles. Humans are a big mass of contradictions. It’s summed up so well by Paul; “For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.” (Romans 7:15b)
A few months ago I was reading about the Enneagram and I read that my type particularly of the 9 types struggles to own our inner contradictions. My type perceives the self as a model of …