Tag Archives: Self Reliance

Missio on Jesus and the Sabbath: Rest and Reliance

The weeks are busy. I feel as though I am constantly rushing through work and running to the next event. I am always looking at the clock to determine how best to squeeze in another meeting, phone call or errand. … more »

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Missio on Self Reliance: Reflections on The Revenant – How Bad Do You Want It?

Emerging from a late screening of Alejandro Iñárritu’s recent film, The Revenant, I was struck by the indomitable power of the spirit of man. The Revenant tells the story of Hugh Glass, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, an early-1800s fur-trader, blazing … more »

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Missio on Self Reliance: Tolstoy on July 2016

 “Vanity! Vanity! And vanity everywhere, even on the brink of the grave, and among men ready to die for the highest convictions. Vanity!”[1] – Leo Tolstoy, “Sevastopol in May 1855” The news headlines from a recent New York Times read: “Blast … more »

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Missio on Self Reliance: Unless the Lord Builds This Next Shift

Psalm 127, at least as I read it, seemed to talk about two different subjects.  First it spoke of the futility of trying to build something or succeed in an endeavor without the Lord having a hand in it. The … more »

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Missio on Self Reliance: Unless the Lord Builds the House (Psalm 127)

The stress of the modern workplace is well documented.  It’s a big ocean out there, and there are lots of things that can eat you really quickly.  Downsizing, acquisitions, an ever-hastening technology cycle…anyone is suddenly vulnerable to being out of … more »

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