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  • Do. Do. Do.

    That’s how I read the title of this chapter: “Master the Basics: Know, Worship, Obey.”

    Master the Basics = Get it right, Postma. These are BASICS. If you can’t even master the bare-bones easy bits, then how will you EVER move on to the big stuff of faithful living?

    Wowzers. Super encouraging beginning to this...

  • In his own words, author Darryl Dash summarizes chapter five:

    • Spiritual growth involves mastering the basics: knowing, worshiping, and obeying God .
    • Knowing God involves learning about Him and knowing Him relationally. Knowing God helps us know how to live well.
    • Worshiping God involves learning to love and value Him above everything and everyone...
  • Oh, the things that keep me up at night….

    I had been reconsidering my last few blog entries and was shocked and dismayed by the self-centeredness of them. Me, me, me… I, I, I…. my feelings, my abilities, my perceptions. Good grief! No wonder I’m not becoming more like Christ: I’m beholding my own reflection...

  • Without going into detail about the purpose or point of chapter 4 in Darryl Dash’s How to Grow , allow me to simply share an excerpt:

    “One of the beautiful things about Christian community is that it's messy. I love watching ordinary people bump against each other with their quirks and questions. It's awkward, but it's beautiful....

  • I read Pastor Jude’s blog before I read chapter 3 of How to Grow . As such, I had a very different expectation of what I would find in those pages and was caught off guard by what the Lord meant for me to glean from this chapter.

    The subtitle of this chapter is, in part, Pursuing JOY… Okay. I didn’t see that coming. And to be...

  • In chapter 3 of How to Grow, author-pastor-planter-trainer Darryl Dash builds on the previous chapter where he laid out a foundation for the concept of growth in the life of a disciple of Christ. This chapter sees Dash clarify what growth is and one way he does this is by indicating what growth isn’t. It isn’t the only way he brings...

  • Soaring Hippos?

    In Pastor Jude’s blog earlier this week, he made mention of the brilliant word picture from Chapter 2 that acknowledges the eagle within me that wants to soar and the equally present hippopotamus that wants to wallow. I feel that. I also, however, feel like sometimes that hippo really wants to fly. You know? Maybe he...

  • The above quotations both speak to the same issue in our lives. They suggest that we can, and should, take steps in our life to cultivate our spiritual affections. In the above cases, the purpose for cultivation of spiritual affections and desires is for the purpose of growth in godliness, for conformity to the image of Christ, for the...

  • That’s what I need. An epiphany of grace to fuel right habits and obedience to Christ.
  • Today we begin our blog reflections on our Corporis Preparatory Reading. If you want to prepare for Corporis conference with us by reading How to Grow by our main speaker Darryl dash, you can find out more info here . But definitely keep your eyes on this blog as we have other bloggers joining us this year as well as some material from...