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Ben Myers  // Posts published by Ben Myers

13 May Spiritual Formation | Comments Off on Past, Present, and Future pt. 2 – Back to the Future!

Past, Present, and Future pt. 2 – Back to the Future!

Past, Present, and Future pt. 2 – Back to the Future!

Editor’s Note: Today is part two of a 3 part series by Ben Myers. To read the first part of this series, check out “Remembering the Past.” Some Love for Mondays I love Mondays! I cannot wait to get my week started, except during our winter retreat season. That’s the time of year when I […]

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Past, Present, and Future pt. 1 – Remembering the Past

Past, Present, and Future pt. 1 – Remembering the Past

We had a great Easter celebration a few weeks ago. For the first time in a long time we stayed home instead of traveling to be with relatives. Our Sunday included worship down the road at a new church (in our community), watching a sermon streaming live online, lunch with a discussion about baptism and […]

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18 Mar Spiritual Formation | Comments Off on How not to Respond to Uncomfortable Questions

How not to Respond to Uncomfortable Questions

How not to Respond to Uncomfortable Questions

From Good to Bad I recently sat down for lunch with a few friends and a new acquaintance.  For me, lunch was the first of a few meetings in the midst of a full day and a few hours of travel time.  Despite feeling a little rushed I was thoroughly looking forward to catching up […]

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11 Feb Spiritual Formation | Comments Off on The Best, Dangerous Question You can Ask Your Spouse

The Best, Dangerous Question You can Ask Your Spouse

The Best, Dangerous Question You can Ask Your Spouse

Ministry Relationships in All Shapes and Sizes Ministry relationships come in all shapes and sizes – everything from working with volunteers to paid staff, from students to adult leaders and more.  It seems like new relationships are being formed all the time, while others have lasted for decades.  There are seasons marked by productivity and […]

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10 Dec Spiritual Formation | Comments Off on Soul Care and the Family

Soul Care and the Family

Soul Care and the Family

“The blind leading the blind…” “Having trouble seeing the forest through the trees.”  “Putting the cart before the horse….”  “You’re a mile wide and an inch deep…” There are many different ways to get at it, but it seems to be a common theme among ministry leaders.  As people charged with the soul care of […]

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17 Sep Spiritual Formation | Comments Off on The Light Switch

The Light Switch

The Light Switch

Let me paint a picture for you. You are sitting in a room engulfed in a moment; maybe writing a letter, reading a book or studying for a sermon.  Perhaps you are talking with a friend or simply relaxing with a cup of coffee.  Then unexpectedly someone flips the light switch filling the room with […]

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Make Time to Truly Rest

Make Time to Truly Rest

When was the last time you rested? I mean actually rested. I am not talking about taking a nap or “vegging out” in front of the television. I’m talking about the kind of rest that truly restores your soul. I am the kind of person who loves to work. As a kid I was very […]

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New Hope for Old Wounds

New Hope for Old Wounds

Not the way it was supposed to go… Working around camp often brings up memories of past summers, projects and staff members.  One staff member in particular came to mind the other day.  He was a young man with a great work ethic who was starting to socially break out of his shell.  I smiled […]

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19 Feb Spiritual Formation | Comments Off on Compassion for Every Chair

Compassion for Every Chair

Compassion for Every Chair

That One Chair It is winter retreat season here at camp.  I am sure if you’ve ever had the chance to be part of a winter retreat there comes a flood of memories – late nights, crazy snow tubing adventures, guest speakers, and hopefully outstanding food.  As the camp guy I get the opportunity of […]

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29 Jan Spiritual Formation | Comments Off on My Pathway

My Pathway

My Pathway

“Devaluing mundane tasks robs our perspective of God, who repeats the rhythm of the sunrise every morning.” -Peter Englert Early mornings are one of my favorite parts of winter retreats at camp.  I like to get in an hour or so before anyone is up.  The solitude and silence are an enjoyable way to start […]

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