16 Aug 2016

Lectio Divina Part 2: Psalm 91:1-4

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09 Aug 2016

Lectio Divina Part 1: Philippians 3:10-14

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08 Aug 2016

A Deeper Experience: An SLD Lectio Divina series

In our western culture we have become masters at gathering information. We have 24-hour news channels, talk radio, and the news is at our fingertips anytime through the Internet. This

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11 Jul 2016

“Not that word again”

I don’t want to say it’s become a pet peeve of mine because, if I’m honest, I do it myself almost every time I pray. It is really noticeable when

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30 Jun 2016

What Do You Want Me To Do For You?

The movie “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” (1993) is a thought-provoking character study of a dysfunctional family. After his father’s death, Gilbert (Johnny Depp) has to care for his special needs brother

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05 May 2016

Out of Focus

It is amazing what you can get used to. As I type this on my computer I am staring at the screen of an old monitor that is out of

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21 Apr 2016

Wired for Service

I had the privilege of watching my grandchildren the other day. While emptying the dishwasher one of my 19-month old granddaughters started taking the silverware out. One by one, she

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07 Mar 2016

FIRST: The Prayer of Examen

As I entered into the world of spiritual formation I was introduced to a number of different ways to pray. One form of prayer that really resonated with me was

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11 Feb 2016

Out of the Ordinary

I came across this familiar phrase in my reading the other day…..out of the ordinary. My mind immediately went to the typical meanings like “exceptional, extraordinary and remarkable”. For some

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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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