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ATTENTIVENESS: Our Family Stories by Leighton Ford

From The Attentive Life

As different as our personal family histories may be, they still are a good place to start paying attention.

Here is one question my family story leads me to ask: Was I “conceived in sin” as an old translation of Psalm 51:5 says?  734 more words

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ATTENTIVENESS: The Labyrinth by Leighton Ford

From The Attentive Life

Have you ever walked a labyrinth?  For many years I thought that a labyrinth was simply a kind of puzzle to solve.  986 more words

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ATTENTIVENESS: The Birthing Hour—Time Before Time by Leighton Ford

From The Attentive Life

Whom should I turn to,
if not the one whose darkness
is darker than night, the only one
who keeps vigil with no candle,

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ATTENTIVENESS: One Who Paid Attention—Simone Weil On A Postage Stamp by Leighton Ford

From The Attentive Life

Expectant waiting is the foundation of the spiritual life. (Simone Weil)

I owe a debt to Simone Weil.  The first time I heard of this remarkable French woman, some years ago, I read that she had defined prayer as attention. 

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ATTENTIVENESS: Practicing Attentiveness—What Have Been The Stars In Your Journey? by Leighton Ford

From The Attentive Life

The wise men followed the star that led them to Bethlehem and to Jesus.  Writer Anne Lamott describes the “lily pads” – the people, incidents, life happenings – that point her to God.  272 more words

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ATTENTIVENESS: Attentiveness And Advent—Landmarks And Skylights by Leighton Ford

From The Attentive Life

No one lasts in the desert without constant attentiveness to exterior and interior landscapes alike.  One must keep an eye out for landmarks.

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THAT KIND OF WOMAN - BY APOSTLE JOSHUA SELMAN

Permit me to share this little story with you, I’m sure it will bless you.

Sometimes ago, a man went with his wife in their car to a fuel station, while they were buying the fuel, the man discovered that it was the wife’s ex boyfriend that is attending to them. 466 more words