August 15, 2011

Time for Tea

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I grew up in a British household. Without relying too eggregiously on cultural stereotypes, this tells you two things about me. First, I would prefer to insert what most Americans would see as a superfluous “u” into words like “colour” and “honour”. Second, I drink a lot of tea. And by “a lot” of tea, […]

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July 25, 2011

When The Darkness Is Overwhelming

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As someone who suffered from depression for a number of years, I know how dark and difficult those times can be. As a spiritual director, I often hear directees beating themselves up for struggling with the darkness when they neither chose it nor are able to step out of it on their own. Depression is […]

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June 14, 2011

A Prayer From The Heart

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Today's post by Ken Boa is well worth reading. It is a prayer from the heart—one that confronts the self with honest evaluation and surrenders everything to God. What would it be like if you prayed this prayer today?

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May 16, 2011

Mindful Merton

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Every now and again in my practice, God brings up a prayer, Scripture or meditation that He uses over and over again, session after session. A few years ago, I would have suspected that I was just being lazy as a spiritual director and not listening properly in prayer for each of my directees individually. […]

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May 11, 2011

I Believe In Resurrection

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via I'm grateful for a lot of things today. It's been an odd day, full of transitions that don't fully make sense. And yet, God's in it, and moving. I'm so grateful that Easter isn't just a day, it's a season. Fifty days long—10 good days longer than Lent. And we're still in it, […]

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April 14, 2011

Choosing The River

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Peace Like A River by Andy Whitman The story of Chicago lawyer and modern-day Job Horatio Spafford is legendary in evangelical circles. His is the inspirational tale that is held up as a model of Christian faith by earnest Sunday School teachers when their restless charges kvetch and moan about the unfairness of life. Read […]

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April 8, 2011

Friday Favorite: Weavings

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I know I haven’t blogged consistently for a while here at the Anam Cara blog. That’s been for good reason, as I’ve been focusing on companioning the people who have honored me with their sharing their spiritual journey with me. I’ve had a number of other projects on my plate as well, including running a […]

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March 30, 2011

Truth For Today

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So, so, beautiful. This post by Jen Lemen is worth lingering over. Worth sitting with. Listen to Love.

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February 25, 2011

Welcome Home

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If you haven't seen this wonderful, silly, teary and delightful little video, you should take a few minutes and watch it now. It's undoubtedly a commercial effort for something, but I just love the joy and grace and love that pours through it. It made me laugh and it made me cry, and it made […]

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January 17, 2011

Staying Awake

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This morning I ran across this beautiful video. The book that is referenced at the end, One Thousand Gifts, is on that is on its way to my mailbox as I write this. I'm looking forward to savoring it. In the meantime, I thought I would share this beautiful and contemplative video. Take a few […]

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