Monthly Archives: July 2015

Finding our Thin Places

On a blustery winter day several years ago, I stood on a sandy bluff on the western shore of Lake Michigan.  The stormy waves crashing on the shore mirrored the stormy gray sky – and my mood. As I watched … Continue reading

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Going Deeper with God: I Cor. 4:5; Romans 12: 4-6

Eugene Peterson’s book Eat this Book teaches us to chew on a passage of scripture, digest it, and then put it to use in practical ways. Our early Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina.  These two New Testament … Continue reading

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I Come From . . .

I was searching for a free-writing exercise topic to use with my writing group when I ran across this “starter” phrase in Writing Alone and with Others, by Pat Schneider:  “I come from . . .” Usually I hear moans … Continue reading

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Watch what Jesus Does

“God isn’t looking for servants. God isn’t looking for slaves, workers, contestants to play the game or jump the hoops correctly. God is simply looking for images! God wants images of God to walk around the earth…. God wants usable … Continue reading

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Fostering a Deeper Commitment

Nathan Foster recently admitted having a “broken ‘hoper’” – even when it comes to the Church. He says:  “It doesn’t take many years of living life, watching the way things work out, the conclusions, the trends, the frailness and predicaments … Continue reading

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Going Deeper with God – James 1:19-27

Eugene Peterson’s book Eat this Book teaches us to chew on a passage of scripture, digest it, and then put it to use in practical ways. Our early Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina.  In this passage, we … Continue reading

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Surprise!

“Fortunately, God is not what we think God is—not in any small way what I might think, nor in any big way the sum total of what a whole bunch of thinkers, great thinkers through the centuries, might think. And … Continue reading

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The Garden of my Mind

The music was fading from a PBS program on The Best of the Boston Pops orchestra.  I had my hand on the remote to change the station when I heard a familiar voice.  It was Mr. Rogers, decked out in … Continue reading

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