I’m a Control Freak

I didn't expect to be writing this post/publishing this now. I have a bunch of other ideas, or almost completed posts, that are way less confronting. I hate the idea that I could be seen as needing to be in control. But after writing a reflection for a recent college assignment, I'm realising that it's …

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Fasting kills Pride

PREFACE: This is a Bible College assignment that I wrote on Sunday. Halfway through writing it I realised that fasting and Pride have strong links, so I thought that I'd share it here if anyone was interested! (I threw in subheadings for ease of reading) The Assignment: Select one spiritual discipline that you are unfamiliar with practicing. …

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Personal Formation Summary 2016

2016 has been the most radical year of personal growth and spiritual formation that I have experienced. To summarize the major areas that I have seen development in, the three words that I would use are: awareness, identity and freedom. Broadly, these have worked together in the sense that awareness has shone light on areas …

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Reflection on False Images of God and Self – SF2

The last 5 months of Impart have been dramatic in my own spiritual journey. There have been a number of significant catalysts that have stimulated growth, these include Brené Brown’s talk on the Power of Vulnerability[1], a C.S Lewis[2] quote, spending time wrestling with enneagram types, and going through the motions of my first serious …

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First Spiritual Formation Reflection

Write a personal reflection on the story telling experience in the group. Describe the act of sharing, listening and the group dynamics observed as a result of storytelling.     The process of sharing my personal story was something that was surprisingly revolutionary to me. Sharing my testimony and bits and pieces of my life …

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