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Doug Jones  // Posts published by Doug Jones

21 Jan Spiritual Formation | Comments Off on Practical Tips for a Personal Retreat

Practical Tips for a Personal Retreat

Practical Tips for a Personal Retreat

We’re excited to have our good friend and author Doug Jones back with two special guests posts on the spiritual discipline of personal retreat. Be sure to check out his first post entitled “Why We Need Retreats.” – Editor’s Note A Day Alone With God During my early years in ministry I often wanted to […]

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Why We Need Retreats

Why We Need Retreats

We’re excited to have our good friend and author Doug Jones back with two special guests posts on the spiritual discipline of personal retreat. Be sure to check back next week as well for the second half entitled “Scheduling a Day Alone with God.” – Editor’s Note The Need for Retreats During the first week […]

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Prayer as Crowd Control

Prayer as Crowd Control

Have You Ever Been Guilty of This? I was at a youth meeting at a local church and leaned over to a good friend and whispered, “Prayer as crowd control.” He happened to be a veteran youth worker, and a huge grin formed over his face as he nodded repeatedly. Have you ever done this? […]

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In the Way of Brother Lawrence

In the Way of Brother Lawrence

Editor’s Note: This August, we’ve been privileged to have guest posts every Monday from our good friend and author, Doug Jones. If you want to take a look back at some of his other posts you can find them here and here. “It is enough for me to pick up but a straw from the […]

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06 Aug Spiritual Formation | Comments Off on Never-Ending Stories

Never-Ending Stories

Never-Ending Stories

There is nothing like a great story. It doesn’t happen often enough, but when it does; well, it is magical. Gathering around a crackling fire on a cool, clear night and then the magic, “Tell us a story!” Ahh… the pressure is on! It’s a great pressure, though – to weave a tale that excites, […]

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What is making you?

What is making you?

We’re excited to welcome Doug Jones on board as a contributing author for the month of August. If you’ve had the opportunity to meet Doug through a Soul Thirst Retreat or Equipping Luncheon, you know he’s passionate about youth workers and teens discovering and loving God in deep and healthy ways. What you might not […]

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