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07 Jul 2017

Summer Reading List, Post 2: Sacred Rhythms

Sacred Rhythms By Ruth Haley Barton Review by: Major Lauren Hodgson Teaser:  We all long for more of Jesus.  He has given us all there is of Himself, but are

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07 Jul 2017

SLD Summer Reading List

Hey friends and fellow companions, My kids came home last week with their annual “Summer Reading Lists.” This prompted our family to put together baskets for the kids with some

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29 Jun 2017

Challenge by Choice

I envisioned our recent SLD Department Retreat day as “an adventure waiting to happen.” As with prior departmental retreat days, we tend to bond in nature or in some form

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27 Jun 2017

Superficially or deeply rooted…

Creek, crack, snap and kaboom were the sounds heard while taking in the beauty of the trees, birds of all kind and the serene lake of Rockland Lake State Park.

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08 Jun 2017

Flawless

Several years ago I decided to learn how to quilt. My instructor always emphasized two rules: – Measure twice, cut once – Sew a scant ¼” seam If you don’t

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05 Jun 2017

A Sacred Space

My daughter and I enjoy sitting on the couch and together. A few weeks ago, she got to the last page in the chapter, close to 80% blank, and she said,

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From the Blog

24 May 2017

A Sabbath How-To (Corporate & Personal)

Sabbath must be a concentrated time where we disconnect to connect with the deep things of God. It must be ordered and focused. It is the priority in our lives not

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02 May 2017

Spiritual Retreat

Emilie Griffin, author of Wilderness Time: A Guide for Spiritual Retreat reinforces the importance of Sabbath keeping with times of spiritual retreat. Finding time for retreat is as difficult as finding time

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01 May 2017

Mystics Get a Bad Rap*

There was a time in my life when my spiritual journey was stuck. My prayers seemed to be hitting the ceiling. Nonetheless, I dutifully went through the spiritual rhythms expected

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24 Apr 2017

Sabbath Reading List

We’ve put together the following list of quotes and further reading resources for your continued study and experience with Sabbath-keeping. We hope you’d consider reading at least one of the following books

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17 Apr 2017

Sabbath: A Singular Focus

The seventy-year duration of the Babylonian captivity was not a random number; it had significant meaning. The book of 2 Chronicles explains that the Exile fulfilled “the word of the Lord…until the

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10 Apr 2017

The Gift of the Sabbath

Isaiah 58 is a foundation statement to modern Christians as we move into a brave new era. The NRSV titles the section “False and True Worship”. The Lord tells the people

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