Tag Archives: Brother Lawrence

The Steady Gaze of the Soul

Yesterday our little spiritual formation Renovare group was discussing prayer. “What actually is prayer?” Why do I feel so formal when I pray?”  “Are there ‘rules’ for praying?” “How do I learn to focus during silence/prayer?” The Renovare Spiritual Formation … 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

Brother Lawrence was a mustard seed man, a simple cook who trained for years to hold God in his mind until it became routine, second nature, a holy habit — the mature tree. We can learn to live in his … Continue reading

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On Harmony and Mindfulness

THE TWELVE STEPS AND SPIRITUAL FORMATION “For Jesus, and thus for we who strive to follow him, to glorify God comes down to this: to faithfully finish whatever God gives us to do. To face with courage all the moments of our lives—challenging and joyful, tedious and fearful and glad—without … Continue reading

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