Category Archives: Spiritual Formation

Writings concerning various thoughts related to spiritual formation.

Lent: Liberation for the Soul!

I am the current transitional pastor of Recreate Church which is located in San Jose, CA, and I wrote this for a blog article concerning some of the reasons why I am convinced that the Season of Lent is important for … Continue reading

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Growing Deeper At Midlife: The Journey through the Unknown to Become Fully Known Starting Point: My Feet Don’t Stink!

  I am finishing my Directive-Reading Paper for M.A. Program at Vanguard University on how the use of ceremonies and rituals utilizing Edwin Friedman’s Family Systems approach can be used by churches and denominations in equipping clergy leadership transitioning into … Continue reading

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Principles for Transformational Leadership from the Life of Martin Luther King

        It is the day after Martin Luther’s holiday and in my reflection I thought I would share some principles for Transformational Leadership from the life of a man who was the leader of change that impacted … Continue reading

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Musings Concerning the Transformational Coaching of Leaders

                One of my favorite adages reads as follows: “When just a few people try to do a lot of things, little gets done, but when a lot of people each do a … Continue reading

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The Holy Spirit is the Power of Change

          Scripture: “Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” 2 Corinthians 3:17, NASB Observation: The Apostle Paul in this chapter is making the declaration that a … Continue reading

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Galatians 3:1: Stupid is What Stupid Does!

Just finished reading today’s SOAP verses and I thought struck me from the words of that great Philosopher, “Forrest Gump.” Remember his statement: “Stupid is What Stupid Does!” I think the Apostle Paul may agree this statement because in Galatians chapter three verse … Continue reading

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The Blessings of Brokenness Part 2 of 3: Jesus Christ a Model of Brokenness

                Years ago a pastor gave me a tract that I keep in my bible that is entitled “Brokenness.”  I thought I would pass it on to you hoping that it will become … Continue reading

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The Blessings of Brokenness Part 1of 3: The Challenge of Community

Great Article concerning how a posture of brokenness empowers one to conformity to Christ on their Spiritual Formation in Christ! Please give your comments to this post! PastorAlAl Soto has been married to his incredible wife Valerie for 30 years … Continue reading

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