19 Jun 2020

A Father’s Day view of spiritual formation

I’m no longer Matt Hodgson; I mean, of course I’m still me, but that’s not how I’m known. I’m now known as “Grace’s Dad” or “Ella’s Dad” or “the triplet’s

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03 May 2020

Mental health and spiritual formation

My 4–month-old son had been diagnosed with cancer and was undergoing chemotherapy. In between visits to the hospital and the pediatric cancer clinic, I tried to make time for my

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21 Mar 2020

Self-Care: Reflections on Finding Rhythm

During this difficult period, it may be more necessary than ever to practice a little self-care. Find a quiet place to pause and reflect: What rhythms of rest and work

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11 Mar 2020

The Gift of Equality

  From my earliest childhood memories, I recall a young version of myself lining up toys that I could find in our house—dolls, stuffed animals, and even an Ultimate Warrior

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31 Jan 2020

Four soul–searching questions from the Bible

I believe that Christians are people of the Bible. As a child of God, I stand firm in the faith that the Bible is the living Word of the living

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02 Dec 2019

A spiritual assessment for the new year

As this calendar year comes to an end, the natural tendency is to look back and ask “What big milestones were there? How have I changed? Were there defining moments?

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01 Nov 2019

Seeing Jesus

Two years ago, my family and I began preparing and serving hot meals in the village of Spring Valley, New York. We joined this ministry, which has been carried out

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02 Oct 2019

The Communion of Empty Hands

Thomas Pettepiece tells the story of a group of political prisoners who gathered on Easter morning to celebrate communion. They had no bread; they had no wine or chalice. They

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29 Aug 2019

When God is Silent

So Hagar bore Abram a son, and Abram gave the name Ishmael to the son she had borne. Abram was eighty-six when Hagar bore him Ishmael…. …When Abram was ninety-nine

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18 Jul 2019

Summer reading for you

Can you see yourself sitting on a bench, feeling a cool breeze, while reading some wonderful books with your friend? Enjoy these suggestions from Spiritual Life Development (SLD) and have

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03 Jun 2019

SA Justice:
On Earth as it is in Heaven

Since coming into my appointment as Territorial Social Justice Secretary two years ago, I have regularly been asked, “What exactly is social justice?” and “What does that look like for

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07 May 2019

Cultivate Continues

CULTIVATE, a Spiritual Life Development (SLD) course of the Eastern Territory, is entering its 6th cohort. The desire and need for going deeper with God are evident as this spiritual

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