Becoming a Pastor Rather than a Circus Director

Friday is for Heart Songs Ran across a great quote today from Dutch-Catholic Priest, Henri Nouwen, who in 1972 wrote these words in his book, The Wounded Healer: It is a painful fact indeed to realize how poorly prepared most Christian leaders prove to be when they are invited to be spiritual leaders in the true sense.  … More Becoming a Pastor Rather than a Circus Director

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Finding New Treasures in Old Books and Surprising Teachers (Henri Nouwen and my Daughter)

Prompted by a friends question, I went to the bookshelf to retrieve one of my favorite books on prayer, Henri Nouwen’s The Way of the Heart. Five years ago, when my daughter was in college, she was assigned the book for a class and I gave her my copy to save some money. When the class was … More Finding New Treasures in Old Books and Surprising Teachers (Henri Nouwen and my Daughter)

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Henri Nouwen, Jesus and Teaching People to Pray

A valued friend contacted me on Facebook™ and wanted to know if I could recommend a book/booklet to help people learn how to pray. That’s a perennial problem—helping new believers and many times, older believers, to pray well, to pray biblically, to pray frequently, to pray with confidence and boldness, to pray about everything, to … More Henri Nouwen, Jesus and Teaching People to Pray

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