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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30 Oct 2015

Advent Calendar for the Whole Family

Advent is so much more than lighting candles in a wreath during the worship service the four weeks before Christmas. “Advent” means “arrival of a notable person or event”. For

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22 Oct 2015

Come Thirsty Prayer Walk

Jesus desires to fill our lives with His presence and power so that streams of living water can flow through our lives to others. This Prayer Walk will focus on

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08 Oct 2015

How to Use “Find Yourself in the Story”

What’s included in the “Find Yourself in the Story” Resource Pack: Playbill – Print these for use in your congregation.  The cover page is the only page with color, but

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08 Oct 2015

Advent & Lenten Resources from SLD!

“Find Yourself in the Story” – A Lenten Resource from Spiritual Life Development “Find Yourself in the Story” is an approach to reading Scripture largely developed from Ignatius of Loyola’s

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08 Oct 2015

Boxes We Build

“God is always bigger than the boxes we build for God.  So we should not spend too much time protecting the boxes.” -Richard Rohr The Spiritual Life Development Department has

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