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Jerry Higley  // Posts published by Jerry Higley

13 Jan Spiritual Formation | Comments Off on Is Ministry a Friend or Foe?

Is Ministry a Friend or Foe?

Is Ministry a Friend or Foe?

Learning to run hasn’t killed me yet. It was a bad idea. I was 59 and decided to start running. I’ve played sports all my life but never enjoyed simply running. I began by following a “Couch to 5K” training program and hated every step of it. It was hard work and I was worried […]

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21 Oct Spiritual Formation | Comments Off on I’ve got nothing

I’ve got nothing

I’ve got nothing

I’ve got Nothing. Recently, I was invited to speak to a large audience and I was nervous. In that venue, well known speakers consistently delivered powerful, life changing messages. They delivered God’s Word with power and conviction. And then, somehow, I got invited to speak there. I remember thinking, “Compared to them, I got nothing. […]

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02 Sep Spiritual Formation | Comments Off on Lessons on the Court, pt. 3

Lessons on the Court, pt. 3

Lessons on the Court, pt. 3

In part one and part two of this series, I shared lessons I learned while attending a basketball camp with my grandson. Now, in this final part of this series here’s one more thing I learned… I’m sorry I wasn’t paying attention… Once again the basketball camp director wandered far away from talking about basketball […]

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26 Aug Spiritual Formation | Comments Off on Lessons on the Court, pt. 2

Lessons on the Court, pt. 2

Lessons on the Court, pt. 2

In the first blog of this series I shared about a lesson I learned while attending a basketball camp with my grandson. Now, in part 2 of this series here’s another thing I learned… Once again I was surprised that the director of an elite basketball camp would take so much time on a topic […]

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Lessons on the Court, pt. 1

Lessons on the Court, pt. 1

My fourteen year old grandson is pretty good in basketball. He and I play a lot together but he’s only beaten me once and I want to keep it that way. Being that I’m 45 years older than he is, time is on his side. To hold off the inevitable I’m eating healthier and started […]

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11 Mar Spiritual Formation | Comments Off on Looking for God

Looking for God

Looking for God

This was a big deal. Nate and I were making the 45 minute drive for one reason only, we wanted to see a snowy owl in Pennsylvania. Seriously, this was historic! It’s not unusual for one or two snowy owls to stray into Pennsylvania each winter. But no one has ever seen anything like this. […]

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30 Dec Spiritual Formation | Comments Off on Let’s Celebrate!

Let’s Celebrate!

Let’s Celebrate!

A friend of mine recently ran 50 miles, in one day, just for fun. That’s not my kind of fun! I’ll never run that far at one time. You know why? …because that’s too long to wait for an ice cream cone to celebrate an achievement. Our students love to party. Face it, even we […]

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05 Nov Spiritual Formation | Comments Off on The Stare

The Stare

The Stare

I’m going to make a confession. My confession may cause you to stop reading this blog or it may make you happy, happy, happy. I don’t watch many television shows but when I do I pick high quality ones like, “Duck Dynasty.” I know, I just lost some readers. You, on the other hand are […]

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20 Aug Spiritual Formation | Comments Off on The Treasure Hunt

The Treasure Hunt

The Treasure Hunt

I was talking with a friend who leads the high school department for a local ministry. The ministry he works for is healthy, hundreds of students live within a 10 minute walk, he likes kids and yet there is only a hand-full of kids in his group. As our conversation continued he expressed mild disappointment […]

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09 Jul Spiritual Formation | Comments Off on The Change Monster

The Change Monster

The Change Monster

Change is in the Air Every parent knows the signs, a baby who is crying, who can’t sleep, or a stained onesie. But, the sure fire sign is that undeniable smell! You’ve smelled it, haven’t you? Yes, you have! It’s that smell that you pretend you didn’t smell. It’s the smell that quickly prompted you […]

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