Tag Archives: spiritual formation

Simple Prayer Podcast

Pray without ceasing. – Saint Paul A Pew Research Center survey conducted in 2014 found that 45% of Americans – and a majority of Christians (55%) – say they rely a lot on prayer and personal religious reflection when making … Continue reading

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The Divine Echo

“You are an unceasing spiritual being with an eternal destiny in God’s great universe.” – Dallas Willard In the summer of 2013 I hiked the Oregon section of the Pacific Crest Trail. It was 440 miles through the Cascade Mountains … Continue reading

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No Turning Back

The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Matthew 13:44 The common impression that folks in … Continue reading

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The Salt and Light Company

You are the salt of the earth. You are the light of the world.  –Jesus We all know what happens when a revolutionary party suddenly finds itself in power. It’s one thing to shout angrily from the sidelines, but quite another … Continue reading

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To Tell the Truth

“Men occasionally stumble on the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.” – Winston Churchill You can’t handle the truth! – Jack Nicholson All character flaws involve self-deception. What’s sobering about … Continue reading

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Extra Grace Required

Everyone has a family member that is hard to love. If you don’t know who that particularly challenging-to-love person is, chances are it is you. It is quite sobering to imagine that I am someone’s hard to love person. In … Continue reading

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Killing Giants

 “Sometimes fear does not subside, and we must choose to do it afraid.”  ~Elisabeth Elliot When have you been most afraid? I could tell you about breaking my leg in the wilderness and lying on the ground for two days … Continue reading

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