November 24, 2010

Grief, Grace & Glory

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This week, I've had the humbling priviledge of walking alongside a family who is journeying with a loved one in her last days on this side of the New Heaven and New Earth. In the midst of a week of celebration and gratitude (it is Thanksgiving week here in the United States), there are phone […]

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November 23, 2010

How To Be In the Web, Not of It

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Another wonderful blog post by Ann Voskamp (who I will need to extol here on my blog sometime very soon) on a blog I'm unfamiliar with, Heart to Heart with Holley. This one is a correspondence between Ann and Holley, talking about how to be in the world wide web but not of it. Enjoy… […]

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August 25, 2010

Where Are You From?

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A friend and fellow Anglican recently posted a wonderful meditation on Luke 13:24-27 on his blog (which is worth reading for his poetry, fiction and general life musings). An excellent and thought-provoking piece, I thought that I'd share it with you, here. I'm including the beginning of his post, and then linking to his blog, […]

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July 23, 2010

The Way He Saves Us Sometimes Doesn’t Feel Like Saving

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Out of the brightness of his presence clouds advanced, with hailstones and bolts of lightning. – Psalm 18:12 If you’re anything like me, you’ve been enjoying the summer thunderstorms that we’ve been having these past few days in Colorado (at least, if you're IN Colorado). Sure, it’s been oppressively hot. Sure, we’ve had to scurry […]

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July 19, 2010

The Gift of Resistance

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My friend and fellow spiritual director, Mr. Kelly Bowers, and I were discussing resistance at our regular mentoring session. In spiritual formation parlance, resistance is any time anyone (myself, the directee) actively or passively moves away from a topic, a question or an experience. As we were speaking, God was reframing the understanding of resistance […]

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March 3, 2010

One Day At A Time

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Another post on Renovare's website… How is your Lenten fast going? If you're anything like me, two weeks into Lent, you've already broken your fast a few times.Whether by accident or neglect—and I've been guilty of both so far—breaking a fast is often evidence of how deeply a thing controls you, taking your or my […]

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February 16, 2010

For Lent, 2010

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I've recently been invited by Renovaré, the organization founded by Richard Foster, Dallas Willard and friends, to begin blogging on their website. Today was my first post there. Appropriately, I've shared some reflections about Shrove Tuesday (which is today) and Lent (which starts tomorrow.) What follows is the first paragraph of that post. You can […]

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January 15, 2010

Friday Favorites: Sabbath Is…

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In a society that is overworked, overextended and overwhelmed, Sabbath is the antidote. Rest, restoration, life. Today's Friday favorite is a quote on Sabbath that really challenges our (and my) need to produce in order to be valued or loved (neither of which are the truth or basis of God's love of us.) Friday Favorite: […]

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