15 Nov 2018

Invitation to Retreat – A Book Review

Invitation to Retreat Author: Ruth Haley Barton Having read a number of Ruth Haley Barton’s writings as well my own personal desire for a time of retreat, when the opportunity

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05 Sep 2018

The Gift of Rest

The Gift of Rest: Rediscovering the Beauty of the Sabbath by Senator Joe Lieberman When someone asked Senator Joe Lieberman: “How can you stop all your work as a senator

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06 Mar 2018

Praying Our Goodbyes – A Book Review

Praying Our Goodbyes By Joyce Rupp Book Review by: Major Lauren Hodgson   Life on earth is transitory; birth and death, showers and funerals. We live in a transient society,

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01 Mar 2018

The Seven Storey Mountain

An Autobiography of Faith “The very contradictions in my life are in some ways signs of God’s mercy to me.” —Thomas Merton The Seven Storey Mountain is an open and

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27 Mar 2017

Book Review – Sabbath As Resistance by Walter Brueggemann

God brings the Israelites out of Egypt and His first course of action is to introduce the people to the rhythm of Sabbath. This rhythm shows up in the Fourth

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06 Mar 2017

Book Review – Rhythms of Rest by Shelly Miller

Author Shelly Miller was recently introduced to me through reading a favorite blog. Her experience with Sabbath intrigued me to find out more. Here at Spiritual Life Development, we have been

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16 Jan 2017

Book Review – Sabbath by Wayne Muller

For many in today’s society, busyness is worn like a badge of pride and exhaustion is the trophy to show for it. The ability to withstand relentless stress is often

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17 Nov 2016

Book Review: God in My Everything: How an Ancient Rhythm Helps Busy People Enjoy God

God in My Everything: How an Ancient Rhythm Helps Busy People Enjoy God  by Ken Shigematsu Recently, I attended a webinar of Ken Shigematsu sharing the concepts from his book.

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10 Mar 2016

When God Becomes Small – By Phil Needham

“We wake up one morning, restless about where we are in life, dissatisfied with ourselves. . .” Author Phil Needham in his book, When God Becomes Small, captures the reader’s

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10 Dec 2015

Book Review: We Hear The Angels – Ancient Prayers For Advent by JoAnn Streeter Shade

Major JoAnn Streeter Shade has done it again; she has produced a book that makes you think…dig deeper…and reflect. JoAnn masterfully taken beautiful stained-glass photos, and written prayer from a

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04 Jun 2015

Summer Reading List

Do you have your summer reading list ready?  Can we make some suggestions?  Below is a list of some books that the Spiritual Life Development Department would like recommend.  Happy

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20 Apr 2015

Contemplation in Action – by Richard Rohr & Friends

The words “action” and “contemplation” seem to be exact opposites, but in a world weary of war and hungry for deeper meaning and direction author Richard Rohr helps us to

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