Monthly Archives: October 2015

From My Reading

“Abundance does not happen automatically. It is created when we have the sense to choose community, to come together to celebrate and share our common store. Whether the scarce resource is money or love or power or words, the true … Continue reading

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Talking to “my Ladies”

I parked the car, looked around, and got out, grateful that I had found a parking place in front of the house.  I put the Social Research Center sign in the windshield as instructed, locked my purse in the trunk, … Continue reading

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Going Deeper: Luke 22 54-60; Acts 2: 5-12

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 passages from the … Continue reading

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Our One Thing

“What is our one thing? Of all that keeps us from wholeheartedly following him, what most blocks us and gives us grief? What do we possess that, in truth, possesses us? Likely it’s something good in right measure, but something we have come … Continue reading

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“The Practice of the Better”

The October 10, 2015 cover of Time magazine is unforgettable. Men with children on their shoulders, women carrying children, children struggling to keep up – they are all marching across a field to yet another border. They are on the … Continue reading

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Something about Grace

“What if God is not mad at you?”  This question from James Bryan Smith in The Good and Beautiful God sets up the psychological dilemma of today’s world. Many raging conflicts between races and between believers and even between individuals hinge … Continue reading

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Going Deeper with God – Matthew 14 (selected verses)

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 selected verses from … Continue reading

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The Mysticism of Everyday Life

This quote is from the book Learning to Fall, The Blessings of an Imperfect Life.  The book was written during his journey with ALS and published just months before his death in 2002.  The book is full of observations on … Continue reading

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