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13 Oct 2016

The Inevitability of Pain

We all have experienced it….pain. And we all have done everything we could to avoid it or numb it. We put a lot of effort into numbing, or ignoring pain,

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07 Oct 2016

Pulling Weeds or Growing Fruit

I think most people would consider pulling weeds to be a tedious, but necessary task. I, on the other hand, find great satisfaction in weeding my garden. First of all,

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20 Sep 2016

Lectio Divina Part 7: Romans 8:31-39

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13 Sep 2016

Lectio Divina Part 6: Isaiah 30:15-21

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09 Sep 2016

MARGINS

The beginning of the school year was always an anxious time for me. At the top of the list of anxieties were fitting in socially and measuring up scholastically. Both

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09 Sep 2016

Lectio Divina Part 5: 1 Corinthians 2:9-16

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Part 4
30 Aug 2016

Lectio Divina Part 4: Psalm 37:3-7

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25 Aug 2016

Isn’t it amazing?

I took a walk with my 4-year old grandson, Micah, the other day. It was a nature hike of sorts. We spent our time identifying and describing all the flora

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Part 3
23 Aug 2016

Lectio Divina Part 3: Ephesians 3:16-20

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Part 2
16 Aug 2016

Lectio Divina Part 2: Psalm 91:1-4

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Part 1
09 Aug 2016

Lectio Divina Part 1: Philippians 3:10-14

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08 Aug 2016

A Deeper Experience: An SLD Lectio Divina series

In our western culture we have become masters at gathering information. We have 24-hour news channels, talk radio, and the news is at our fingertips anytime through the Internet. This

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