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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07 Jan 2016

Cultivating Good Habits

When we hear the word “habit” our minds suddenly turn to the negative (smoking, overeating, nail biting, etc.), but there are certainly positive habits that, if we are diligent, can

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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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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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20 Nov 2015

Look for the Helpers

There’s a lot going on in the world today. It’s always been that way, but my eyes are opened more to it now than they have been before. As a

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19 Nov 2015

DON’T DO IT!

Okay. I’m not holding anything back. Here’s the deal. All advice is not worth taking. Seriously. Trust me on this one. Don’t do it!   What spurred this proclamation? The

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06 Nov 2015

He WAS the Sermon

Sunday fell the day after Halloween. Our Corps Officers were out of town for the week, and had arranged for a very competent officer couple to fill in and preach.

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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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01 Oct 2015

A ‘dream job’: the THQ Prayer Ministry

The Prayer Request Ministry is one of the biggest little things the Spiritual Life Development (SLD) Department does at Territorial Headquarters (THQ). Lizette Medina,* administrative assistant, takes on this enormous

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10 Sep 2015

Quieting the Noise

The greatest impact on my spiritual growth has been my exposure to and practice of spiritual disciplines. I was privileged to sit under the teachings of author and speaker Ruth

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