Monthly Archives: October 2018

Going Deeper with God – Rich in Every Way; (2 Cor. 9: 8, 10-11)

In Eat this Book, Eugene Peterson 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 verses remind … Continue reading

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Give it Away!

A few days ago, I played the raucous, high-spirited, Spirit-filled song Give it Away by the Gaither Vocal Band during the last session of a class on The Twelve Steps.  “If you want more happy than your heart will hold … Continue reading

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Living with the Spirit: Thomas Kelly and the Death of Eugene Peterson

A few days ago (Oct. 20, 2018) I published a post about  attempting to live on two levels of thought at the same time:  the practical experiencing of life as it happens  around us and a second level of  attention … Continue reading

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Continual Renewal – The Renovare Way to Discipleship (Part 4)

This post is part 4 in a series based on the Renovare organization’s covenant and “best practices” – which are six Common Disciplines drawn from the six Traditions of Christianity explored in Richard Foster’s book, Streams of Living Water. (Find earlier … Continue reading

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From my Reading

“In light of today’s information overload, people are looking for a few clear certitudes by which to define themselves. . . .  We cannot settle today’s confusion by pretending to have absolute and certain answers. But we must not give up … Continue reading

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“What if I Can’t Forgive?”

I was facilitating a discussion in a group of people who have survived emotional and physical damage as children, including me. We were talking about how important forgiveness is to our emotional wellness. The discussion was not going well.  Some … Continue reading

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Setting our Face

After recording the selfishness and ambi- tions of the disciples, Luke writes this  startling statement about Jesus: “He set his face to go to Jerusalem” (Luke 9:41, NRSV).  Misunderstood, plotted against, laughed at, and in danger during the entire three … Continue reading

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How We Do Life

This blog is quickly building up to 800 posts!  Here is a post on sacramental living from May 16, 2015 that never gets old . ♦   ♦   ♦   ♦   ♦ “How you do this moment is probably who you are.” … Continue reading

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