01 May 2018

Psalms in Nature

Meeting the Creator in Creation This is a great time of the year to go outside. It’s warming up. Things are growing. The sunlight is brighter. Your wardrobe might be

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01 Apr 2018

Spiritual Mentors

We all have people in our lives who have influenced us in one way or another: coaches, teachers, older siblings, and parents. But what about people who have influenced our

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01 Mar 2018

Spiritual Formation Resources at your fingertips

Are you looking for a spiritual push this spring? Does your soul need a warming? Perhaps you want to kick your prayer life into gear this year? If binge–watching internet

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01 Jan 2018

A Starting Place

What is spiritual formation? The phrase spiritual formation may be unfamiliar to you. Perhaps you’re not really sure what it means. So, we thought we’d start the New Year by

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01 Oct 2017

Luther’s reflections on spiritual formation

Martin Luther is known for many things, but one aspect of his character that gets overlooked at times is his contemplative nature. Richard Foster describes Luther as “a man of

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01 Sep 2017

Freedom for the Captives

Long ago the prophet Isaiah said, “The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has

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06 Jul 2017

To Belong

An introduction to The Daily Office To rise and sing with a congregation is powerful. There’s something deep and integral to such worship in community, where the words draw me

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06 Jul 2017

Pray with Us

The earliest references to specific daily acts of worship are found in Exodus 29, where sacrifices are prescribed in the morning and at twilight. References to prescribed prayers or other

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01 Jun 2017

After His Own Heart

Embracing your journey as a leader The Lord has sought for Himself a man after His own heart, and the Lord has commanded him to be Commander and Leader over

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01 Jun 2017

SUGAR: one pump or two?

This morning, I poured some decaf coffee, looked at a hazelnut sweetener, and thought, Today, I’ll have a little, just for the taste. One pump, and I’m done. I also

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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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01 Apr 2017

The Golden Path to the Higher Life in God

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding,

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