Tag Archives: Richard Foster

“Continual Renewal” – The Renovare Way to Discipleship (Part 6)

This post is part 6 in a series based on the Renovare organization’s “best practices” – which are six Common Disciplines drawn from the six Traditions of Christianity explored in Richard Foster’s book, Streams of Living Water. (Find earlier posts in … Continue reading

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“In light of today’s information overload, people are looking for a few clear certitudes by which to define themselves. . . .  We cannot settle today’s confusion by pretending to have absolute and certain answers. But we must not give up … Continue reading

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“Continual Renewal” – The Renovare Way to Discipleship (Part 1)

You would think I would remember the exact year during which my spiritual life totally changed!  But I only know that sometime in the late 80’s or early 90’s, I read Celebration of Disciplines (which celebrates its 40th birthday this … Continue reading

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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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“For many of us the problem is that we simply do not believe Jesus when he tells us that in the Kingdom greatness is found in servanthood. We may feel that the idea of being a servant is all right … Continue reading

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Going Deeper – Compassion for All (Psalm 116: 5-6; I Peter 3:8)

In Eat this Book, Eugene Peterson 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 this passage we are reminded of … Continue reading

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“[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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