Formation is…

  Merriam-Webster defines formation as an act of giving form or shape to something or of taking form: development. This is how the term is used when talking about spiritual formation. It is talking about the idea of being developed or grown in one’s capacity to be and function spiritually....

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Spirituality is…

  What does it mean to be spiritual? There are many ideas about spirituality these days, but what does (or should) a Christian mean when they use the term? What does it mean for a Christian to be “spiritual”? And does being a spiritual person differ in any real and...

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Doubt: Is it a Gift or Curse?

I’m a believer – a Christian. I was born into a Christian home with Christian parents. I’ve gone to church all my life. I’m a “lifer” and an insider. I’m also a doubter – a questioner.  And for many years I wrestle in silence and fear with all kinds of...

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Tell Them Your Story…

              We all have a story – but very often we don’t tell it. As a minister, my story includes helping families say goodbye to loved ones. That’s what I was doing in Big Stone Gap, VA on April 12, 2014: helping four children, 11...

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