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From My Reading – Part 4

“We have places of fear inside of us, but we have other places as well—places with names like trust and hope and faith. We can choose to lead from one of those places, to stand on ground that is not … Continue reading

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From My Reading – Part 3

“Conversion is a continuous and lifelong process. Conversions proceed layer by layer, relationship by relationship, here a little, there a little—until the whole personality, intellect, feeling and will have been recreated by God” (By John Westerhoff in The Spiritual Life). … Continue reading

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Fostering a Deeper Commitment

Nathan Foster recently admitted having a “broken ‘hoper’” – even when it comes to the Church. He says:  “It doesn’t take many years of living life, watching the way things work out, the conclusions, the trends, the frailness and predicaments … Continue reading

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A Refined Life

“May all your expectations be frustrated, may all your plans be thwarted, may all your desires be withered into nothingness, that you may experience the powerlessness and poverty of a child and sing and dance in the love of God … Continue reading

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“Soaked in the Presence of the Living Christ”

In Eternal Living, a new book reflecting on the life and teachings of Dallas Willard (who died in 2013), Richard Foster, his very good friend of forty years, writes, “[Dallas] possessed in his person a spiritual formation into Christlikeness that … Continue reading

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On Being Irrelevant

LIVING AS APPRENTICES In his column Heart to Heart on the Renovare website, Nathan Foster has written a delightful essay on the importance of being irrelevant.  He bases it on a quote by Henri Nouwen in  his book In the … Continue reading

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