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None is Higher than Hospitality

Henri Nouwen, the great spiritual writer, was going to a monastery for a retreat. The monks observed vows of silence and the retreat was to be meditative and prayerful. 261 more words


Secondly, we simply need quiet time in the presence of God. Although we want to make all our time time for God, we will never succeed if we do not reserve a minute, an hour, a morning, a day, a week, a month, or whatever period of time for God and God alone.

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We All Need a Place to Be Real

A few years ago, my wife and I spent three weeks in Great Britain and Ireland, visiting locations where the presence and power of God had been felt in genuine spiritual revival in years past. 1,278 more words


Books for dark hours

I’d already planned to review these books today, but they seem especially helpful and poignant after yesterday’s loss.  I’m grateful for writers who share their faith struggles and challenges–questions asked and answers found–so the rest of us might be less alone with ours. 682 more words


Imparting Faith: Forgiving My Father and Being a Father

In the Bible, God gives parents a vocation to pass their faith on to their children. This central aspect of my vocation as a father consumes my thoughts more than remembering Elijah’s vaccination schedule, cooking him healthy meals, or offering him adequate educational stimulation. 830 more words

Christian Theology

Broken and Beautiful

A few years ago, a very dear friend showed me a page from her journal. It was a letter she had written. “Dear God,” it read. 1,008 more words

God's Love

Detachment is often understood as letting loose of what is attractive. But it sometimes also requires letting go of what is repulsive. You can indeed become attached to dark forces such as resentment and hatred.

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