The Movement toward Accountability

Today we come to the end of this series on eight movements of faithful growth with this reflection on the movement toward accountability. I have to admit that I'm grateful this is the last piece of the framework. It is a helpful place for the series to end since accountability ties the other seven movements … Continue reading The Movement toward Accountability

The Movement toward Trust in God’s Faithfulness

One of the recurring themes so far in this series on eight movements of faithful growth (a framework suggested by Wilkie Au and Noreen Cannon Au in their wonderful book The Discerning Heart) has been the need to ask how the specific kinds of growth we've been talking about are about faith. The post on … Continue reading The Movement toward Trust in God’s Faithfulness

The Movement toward Trust in Oneself

Today's topic in this series on movements of growth is a controversial one. It is "the movement toward trust in oneself." A lot of you won't find this surprising at all; we talk a lot in our culture about trusting ourselves, trusting our gut or intuition, and so on. But others of you — especially … Continue reading The Movement toward Trust in Oneself

The Movement toward Openness

Today in this series on eight ways we grow into greater authenticity and greater faith, we shift from looking at the things we're moving away from to focus on what we are moving towards. The first of these is openness. I love how wonderfully vague this is. The very word is itself open. For me … Continue reading The Movement toward Openness

The Movement Away from People-Pleasing

With all the 'eventfulness' of the past week, it's been a while since I've posted in this series on eight movements of faithful growth. To recap, so far we've looked at facades — the masks we wear to hide our true self — and two specific types of them: doing what we feel we 'should' … Continue reading The Movement Away from People-Pleasing