Monthly Archives: March 2013

Breathing Under Water – Part 6

“Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.”  Step 4 of The Twelve Steps Many years ago, I enrolled in a two-year counseling program  with the goal of becoming a certified substance abuse counselor.  Never mind that I was a self-satisfied enabler and codependent; … Continue reading

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Easter Reflection – Karen Salsberry, CSJ

I will not die but live and declare the deeds of our God.    Ps 118:17 Has there ever been a time in your life when you were afraid . . . fearful . . . fearful of the unknown around you … Continue reading

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Gordon Cosby, A Simple, Profound Life – by Kayla McClurg

Since I wrote earlier this week (A Sad Day) about the death of Gordon Cosby, I thought I would share information written by Kayla McClurg about Gordon and Church of the Savior that appeared today on the Inward Journey/Outward Journey website: Rev. N. … Continue reading

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God is Already There

“God is already there” is a statement we often use when we are planning something new or thinking with some anxiety about the future.  But sometimes we can’t see the reality of that statement until after the fact.  The following  … Continue reading

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A Sad Day

I just learned that Gordon Cosby, one of the giants of the spiritual formation movement since 1947 and founder of Church of the Savior in Washington D.C., died yesterday at the age of 95.  It is a wonderful day for … Continue reading

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Breathing Under Water – 5

Step 3 of the Twelve Steps:  “Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understand God.” Renouncing our will.  Doesn’t sound pleasant, does it?  However, Jesus put it even more … Continue reading

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Breathing Under Water – 4

Step 2 of the Twelve Steps: We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.” Coming to belief, coming to surrender, coming to faith, coming to Apprenticeship – these are all stepping-stones in the process of … Continue reading

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