Tag Archives: Holy Spirit

Spiritual Withdrawal Symptoms

The dictionary definition of the term withdrawal is “the act of taking out.” Withdrawal can refer to taking money from a bank, removing your name from consideration for committee or a job, or leaving a college class. The most frequent … Continue reading

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Going Deeper with God – Stages of Spiritual Maturity

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. In these passages, we learn … Continue reading

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Jesus is Risen!

“If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also through his Spirit who lives in you.  So then, brothers and … Continue reading

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2016 – Crossing the Threshold: Following God’s Signposts

We have crossed the threshold from 2015 to 2016! We are on the brink, at the dawn, on the verge of a new year. As singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer says, “At a threshold there’s often a moment where what is old … Continue reading

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Looking Up – Guest Blog by Dee Hubbard

During July, August, and September, I took a personal pilgrimage across the United States and back – fifteen states in all. My goal was to experience a contemplative lifestyle and grow deeper in my faith. I stayed at Benedictine monasteries … Continue reading

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The Day After Christmas – Part 2

MY JOURNEY At 6:10 AM on the day after Christmas, I stumbled and bumbled into my son’s car and we headed to the hospital. I was to check in at 6:30 for a scheduled minor, but important, procedure an hour … Continue reading

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Living in the Tension

STAYING OPEN: WRITING AS AN ACT OF FAITH I’m learning, in writing as in living, that sometimes we just have to live in the tension. I completed two writing assignments in the last few days and am beginning a larger … Continue reading

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There But for the Grace of God . . .

You never know where  and when you will find inspiration. This morning I was making the bed when I heard this story on the Morning Edition show on NPR.  John Rippo publishes a newsletter, Expresso, for frequenters of coffee shops.  One … Continue reading

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