Tag Archives: Richard Foster

From My Reading

“[There is a particular resistance] that invariably crops up any time we consider times of genuine solitude. It is the almost overwhelming feeling that we will be passed over. Now, what we say is, “I want to be available to … Continue reading

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Lessons from a Cactus Plant

For many years one of my most beloved treasures has been a large cactus plant. Quite nondescript for most of the year, it burst into a riot of color in late November and early December. It had so many blossoms … Continue reading

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Lent 2017 -What Will We Live For?” – Active Compassion

“This Lent needs to be not what you will give up, but what you will live for. Not how you might demonstrate your piety, but how you might live in true obedience to God. Not what you will prove, but … Continue reading

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Going Deeper with God – Our Walking-Around Life ( Romans 12: 1-2)

In Eat this Book, Eugene Peterson teaches us to chew on a passage of scripture, digest it, and put it to use in practical ways. Our Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. In this passage from Romans, Paul encourages us … Continue reading

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Going Deeper with God – “God Will Never Say Good-bye” (Psalm 23: 4)

In Eat this Book, Eugene Peterson teaches us to chew on a passage of scripture, digest it and put it to use in practical ways. Our Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. In this well-loved passage we are … Continue reading

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From My Reading

“Many concerned Christians today lament lack of power in the contemporary church. One sure reason is that most Christians have never considered that they must experience anything remotely akin to the wait at Jerusalem [for the Holy Spirit]. They run … 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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“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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