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Sometimes failing is for others, similar to kicking your baby birds out of the nest.

Sometimes our Failing is for Others

Marty, one of my mentors, recently commented on my blog about failing with this statement. Saint Alered makes some interesting distinctions between pre-fall intentions and now. I’d say yes [failing is necessary], but it isn’t just for us, sometimes our failing is for others as well. That statement completely blows my mind. Sometimes our failing is for others. Failing is often painful f...

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The Way of St. James – 500 Mile Pilgrimage

The Way of St. James – 500 Mile Pilgrimage

I leave in less than a month for Kingdom Journeys.  We are launching from Spain by running a marathon (26.2 miles) in Vitoria then turning right around and doing a 500 mile pilgrimage across northern Spain. We will be walking on El Camino de Santiago or The Way of St. James for 31 days on a trail that has been followed by thousands of pilgrims for many centuries.  It’s incredible to think th...

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What is Initiation?

What is Initiation?

I’m learning so much from this book Adam’s Return by Richard Rohr about what it means to be initiated as a man. Initiation is something that the American culture hasn’t followed like the rest of the cultures around the world. I wonder how life would be different in America if we could only claim to be men if we had passed through the rites of initiation? Richard Rohr spent some y...

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Cultivating Happiness

Cultivating Happiness

Seth Barnes said this concerning Kingdom Journeys, “I believe that God wants us to have great joy. He promises an abundant life. In Isaiah 58, He gives us a secret to how we can live an abundant life. God wants you to spread that joy to them.  It won’t happen by accident. On The Waywe’ll be thinking about how to do so by design” Seth asked us to watch a documentary on Netfl...

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