We Make the Road


Circles and People in Our Lives

Circles and People in Our Lives


Posted By on Jul 31, 2014

We Make the Road by Walking, Chapter 47 – The Spirit Conspiracy   Tthis week’s chapter I found very applicable to the season of life I am in right now.   It’s a season of standing still, taking stock, remembering, assessing, listening, being still, and waiting. This process means looking at relationships in my life, looking at the various circles of relationships that intertwine throughout my life and...

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All the Broken Pieces…

All the Broken Pieces…


Posted By on Jul 24, 2014

We Make the Road by Walking by Brian D. McLaren Weekly Discussion – Chapters 45 and 46      Can I be honest?   This past week’s chapter (45) and this week’s chapter (46) spoke to me in completely opposite ways. The first I found myself fighting and wanting to close the book, and read something else. But I forced myself to keep reading, even as my stomach churned and I shifted uncomfortably. Reading it...

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We Make the Road by Walking Chapter 44   J ust reading this chapter this week was hard for me. No matter how many years pass by, no matter the books or blogs I have read, no matter how far I think I get at resisting the downward spiral of perfectionism and comparison — I find this idea that there is a healthy and mature way of loving myself is still so hard for me to grasp. But the Spirit teaches us a profoundly different...

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How Real Am I?

How Real Am I?


Posted By on Jul 3, 2014

We Make the Road – Ch. 43   Loving Others.   The simple message of this chapter. The simple message of the Gospel. Living it out however? Not always so simple.    WHERE THE SPIRIT IS moving, love for God always, always, always overflows in love for neighbor. And according to Jesus, our neighbor isn’t just the person who is like us, the person who likes us, or the person we like. Our neighbor is anyone and...

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Love on Fire

Love on Fire


Posted By on Jun 26, 2014

  We Make the Road, by Brian McLaren – Chapter 42 “Spirit of Love: Loving God”   Fear. Stress. Anxiety. Worry. Love. Peace. Belonging. Rest. These are the wars that rage within my soul.   This week’s chapter on Spirit of Love: Loving God had a few excerpts that kept whispering to me off the page.   Whatever ember of love for goodness flickers within us, however feeble or small… that’s what the Spirit works with,...

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Where have you walked?

Where have you walked?


Posted By on Jun 19, 2014

  We Make The Road Ch. 41     As we walk in the Spirit, we pass through different kinds of terrain. We walk through beautiful valleys where life is full of joy and we feel like dancing. We walk on long uphill climbs where we seem to slide back two steps for every three steps of ascent. We walk along slippery trails where it’s easy to fall, and through swampy patches where we can get bogged down. We walk through dark...

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