“I Praise You that I am Fearfully and Wonderfully Made”

 "Nearly all the wisdom we possess, that is to say, true and sound wisdom, consists of two parts: the knowledge of God and of ourselves....the knowledge of ourselves not only arouses us to seek God, but also, as it were, leads us by the hand to find [God]" John Calvin wrote these words in 1536 … Continue reading “I Praise You that I am Fearfully and Wonderfully Made”

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“O Lord, You Have Searched Me…”

Self-knowledge is vital to knowing God and serving him. But self-knowledge is hard, messy work. We don't always like what we find. This week I led a staff team from a local non-profit through a development exercise using the Gallup Strength Finders assessment. I was first exposed to this instrument in a D.Min. Class at … Continue reading “O Lord, You Have Searched Me…”