Tag Archives: Dallas Willard

“A Character – Transforming Life”

“The goal of salvation is not to get us into heaven.  Properly understood, heaven is not a goal at all, but a destination . . . . Heaven is only a glorious byproduct of something far more central. Salvation is … Continue reading

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Everything is Transformed

Some of you may know that my husband Fred died in October after years of suffering from fourth stage COPD and congestive heart failure.  This reflection is about my journey without him. My life is “measured out in coffee spoons”* … Continue reading

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Going Deeper with God – Luke 14:27

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 Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina.  (This post was first … Continue reading

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From My Reading – May

“Contemplation helps us discern what is truly important in the largest, most spacious frame of reality and to know what is ours to do in the face of “evil” and injustice. Richard Rohr, Daily Meditation, January 18, 2020) . . … Continue reading

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Making History

This post was first published on May 5, 2013. Today on the NPR program Morning Edition, historian Charles Emerson was discussing his new book 1913.  He made a comment that literally stopped me in my tracks to reach for a pen and paper:  … Continue reading

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Specific Love

This post was first published on December 3, 2018.  I was reminded of it when someone unexpectedly “liked” it last week.  I like it, too. It still speaks to our chaotic world. How can I be a life-giving presence in … Continue reading

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From My Reading

“When I have no eyes for the small signs of God’s presence – the smile of a baby, the carefree play of children, the words of encouragement and gestures of love offered by friends – I will always remain tempted … Continue reading

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Lamps, Lifeboats and Ladders

How can I be a life-giving presence in a world that is so desperate for love and compassion? How can I even begin to serve the broken people whom I hear and read about? Dallas Willard, spiritual leader and author … Continue reading

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