Rethinking Productivity and Vocation

I am certainly a sucker for productivity blogs, podcasts, and books. I’m sure it feeds into all kinds of aspects of my identity and anxieties, not to mention being a 3 on the Enneagram. While I think that it can be good to set goals and be organized enough to get the key things done you areContinue reading “Rethinking Productivity and Vocation”

Make Your Own Discernment Flowchart

Back in February, I had the opportunity to travel back to Portland / Camas to speak at Chris Hall’s “Way of the Spirit” spiritual apprentice retreat program. I go to talk about the Bible, talk about discernment, Quakers and be in conversation with retreat goers. Some of the kinds of things I like to do. WhileContinue reading “Make Your Own Discernment Flowchart”

Practicing Discernment Together as a Church

About a month ago we began a Wednesday evening meeting at Camas Friends (the Quaker meeting I pastor). The goal of these meetings are to build our friendships with each other (so we eat together before the class begins), as well as add to our being a learning community. The first book we decided toContinue reading “Practicing Discernment Together as a Church”

Faith and The Difficult Process of Discernment

Image via Wikipedia “And without faith it is impossible to please God, for whoever would approach him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6 NRSV) Over the last month Emily and I have been working through a major life change question. I was looking at taking aContinue reading “Faith and The Difficult Process of Discernment”