Monthly Archives: July 2016

From My Reading

The following quotes strike me as being particularly relevant to Christians living in 2016. Wherever we live, we are constantly confronted with violence, abuse, war (declared and undeclared), crime, massive greed, hopelessness, depression, and cynicism, lies and propaganda, hunger, the rape … Continue reading

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Being “Shadow-Defeaters”

In a recent letter in Compassion magazine, President and CEO, Santiago “Jimmy Mellado points out that Psalm 23 begins with the “paths of righteousness” — a sunny, warm and inviting atmosphere. Then David takes a sharp left turn as he … Continue reading

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A Real Story about Living in the Kingdom of God

An unexpected phone call this week changed everything in my life in 20 seconds.  That call, along with a Daily Meditation for July 7 from Richard Rohr, took me a level or two deeper in understanding the nature of the … Continue reading

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Going Deeper with God – Counting the Cost of Non-Discipleship

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 Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. Jesus said, “Whoever does not … Continue reading

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Journeys – Grandma was a Lady

A journey can be an actual trip or it can be a pathway to spiritual or emotional growth. It can describe the change of a relationship, the sharing or ending of a marriage, the details of a career, the recognition … Continue reading

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