Monthly Archives: October 2012

$3 Worth of God

I would like to buy $3 worth of God, please, not enough to explode my soul or disturb my sleep, but just enough to equal a cup of warm milk or a snooze in the sunshine. I want ecstasy, not … Continue reading

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Living Every Moment

Back-to-back stories this morning on NPR about the play Our Town and about Pete Seeger brought me to tears – and reminded me of a vital practice in the “with-God” life:  sacramental living.  Our Town, the iconic play by Thornton Wilder, is about the Webb family, an ordinary family living … Continue reading

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To Whom Much has been Given

 Recently I read several heart-felt tributes to Bill Vaswig  in the current issue of Conversations (a spiritual formation journal I highly recommend!)  These articles by giants in the field of spiritual formation celebrating Bill’s amazing life and legacy brought back memories of a January evening … Continue reading

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Autumn Awe – by Coral Swieringa

The asphalt path soon leads from an open field to a pathway strewn with a carpet in browns,  golden yellows, and rusty oranges.  The rain from the previous day had captured many leaves and has given them a sense of permanency before … Continue reading

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I Knew it Was Mine – by Sally Hoekstra

Luke 19: 40 “I tell you, he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.” I knew it was mine.  The maintenance man was making his rounds through the store emptying trash cans.  He stopped, stooped over, picked … Continue reading

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Holding all Things Loosely

A friend of mine keeps a small bowl of sand on her desk.  Whenever she struggles to let go of a hurt or a worry or a problem that is not hers to solve, she holds some of the sand … Continue reading

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Nothing is Isolated

“What seems to be happening at the moment is never the full story of what is really going on. For the honey bee, it is the honey that is important. But the bee is at the same time nature’s vehicle … Continue reading

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What we must be about

“What we in the church must be about, I am convinced, is a return to religion of passion–a way of being in which anything less than spilling over with the Spirit of God is not enough; spilling over with desire … Continue reading

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