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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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“Do Not Quarrel with Your Lot in Life”

“Do not quarrel with your lot in life. Do not complain of its never-ceasing cares, its petty environment, the vexations you have to stand, the small and sordid souls you have to live and work with. Above all, do not resent … Continue reading

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Who am I when My Body Fails Me? – Someone Facing Death

In his book, The Walk, The Life-Changing Journey of Two Friends, song writer Michael  Card describes a  funeral service for an 8-year old girl killed in an auto accident, during which one of the participants said, ” We were not created … Continue reading

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From My Reading

“Our spiritual journey requires a deepening awareness of our own shadow and light. It requires a rigorous commitment to ‘catching ourselves in the act’ of automatic, programmed responses. It requires choosing instead to respond from the place of light in … Continue reading

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Who Am I When my Body Fails Me? – Guest Blog by Coral Swieringa

“So we do not lose heart, though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day” (2 Cor. 4:16). “. . .  I will still bear fruit in old age” (Psalm 92). It is … Continue reading

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Winter’s Gifts

 LIVING AS APPRENTICES I am snowed in – again.  Peeking through the frost stenciled inside our storm door, I glimpse huge drifts around and on top of our cars, which unfortunately crouch defenseless against the weather. Yesterday, after 90 minutes of shoveling, I was … Continue reading

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