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20 Sep 2016

Lectio Divina Part 7: Romans 8:31-39

For more in this series and on Lectio Divina, click here. The Message (MSG) Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson

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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

For more in this series and on Lectio Divina, click here. New International Version (NIV) Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All

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07 Sep 2016

Psalms in Nature

The beauty of God’s creation draws us to delight in God’s goodness and his loving presence in the moment.  And the prayers of the Psalmist gives voice and shape to

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01 Sep 2016

In need of a new read?

The Spiritual Life Development team has some recommendations. The Common People’s Gospel by Gunpei Yamamuro Review by Major Young Kim Gunpei Yamamuro (1872–1940) was the first Japanese Salvation Army commissioner.

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From the Blog

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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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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01 Jan 2016

The Holiness Resolution

Samuel Logan Brengle (1860-1936), known as “the apostle of holiness,” was once asked for his secret of holiness, to which he replied: “Keep in the will of God, obey Him, seek

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