04 Feb 2016

General William Booth’s SIX RESOLUTIONS

General William Booth’s SIX RESOLUTIONS  *On December 6, 1849, at age 20, William Booth, the cofounder of The Salvation Army, wrote a set of resolutions which he maintained throughout his

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01 Feb 2016

FIRST: Lectio Divina

“Close your eyes, relax, be mindful of your breathing, listen as I read…” Yikes, what is this all about? Should I open my eyes and run? Should I sit here

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28 Jan 2016

The Benefit of Wonder

“Our culture is awe-deprived,” says Paul Piff, Ph.D. “We spend more time looking down at our phones than up at the sky.”(Ways to Get More Awe in Your Life, Good

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25 Jan 2016

FIRST: Solitude and Silence

Let me be blunt…..my first experience with the spiritual discipline of solitude and silence was uncomfortably eye opening for me. I was attending a spiritual retreat that incorporated the experience

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21 Jan 2016

Songbook Journaling

Would you like an idea for all the old Salvation Army Songbooks now cluttering up your shelves? Try Songbook Journaling.  This takes regular, everyday journaling to a whole new level. 

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18 Jan 2016

FIRST: Breath Prayer

Over the course of my four years at Olivet Nazarene University, Brennan Manning visited twice and had a profound spiritual impact on me. He taught us the practice of “Breath

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11 Jan 2016

First: Fasting

The idea of fasting as a Spiritual Discipline intimidated me. First of all, I didn’t know what spiritual fasting really meant and I didn’t know what I was expecting from

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05 Jan 2016

FIRST: Systematic Bible Reading

January 1st is a time when I, like a multitude of other people, set goals or make resolutions for the year. I have done this for more years than I

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05 Jan 2016

FIRST: Experiences with the Spiritual Disciplines

The Spiritual Disciplines can seem intimidating. If I’ve never fasted before, should I jump straight to the 40 days wilderness thing like Jesus? Do I need to go out to

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29 Dec 2015

Start Something New in 2016

Looking for something more meaningful than the standard resolutions you tend to give up on by the 9th? Have you committed to “read my Bible more” but maybe you’re not sure

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08 Dec 2015

What is Cultivate?

God has designed us for holistic growth. . . physically, mentally, emotionally and most definitely spiritually. If you are hungry for more of what the Lord has to do in

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05 Nov 2015

Fathomless Mystery

“There is no event so commonplace but that God is present in it…listen to your life.  See it for the fathomless mystery it is.” -Frederick Buechner The Spiritual Life Development

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