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ATTENTIVENESS: Stepping Into Attentiveness by Leighton Ford

From The Attentive Life

Is attentiveness a gift to use? an art to practice? a work to perform?  It seems to include some of all three.  557 more words

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ATTENTIVENESS: Can We Learn To Be Attentive? by Leighton Ford

From The Attentive Life

Some people seem to be born with a special “attentiveness quotient.”  Great athletes are gifted in this way.  Ted Williams, perhaps the greatest baseball hitter of all time, was immensely endowed with athletic vision.  819 more words

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ATTENTIVENESS: Paying Attention—The Qualities Of Attentiveness by Leighton Ford

From The Attentive Life

Poets, writers, artists, naturalists all help us to understand what it means to “attend” and teach us that we can think of attentiveness in many ways. 667 more words

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ATTENTIVENESS: Paying Attention—Welcoming God’s Attention, Or Not by Leighton Ford

From The Attentive Life

There are people whose attentions we resent because they are very annoying.  And it may be that sometimes we resent God’s attentions not so much out of a reasoned denial of his existence as from a deep instinctive refusal to conform to what we perceive as some kind of celestial busybody who tries to run everyone else’s affairs. 694 more words

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ATTENTIVENESS: Paying Attention—What Would It Be Like If God Did Not Pay Attention? by Leighton Ford

From The Attentive Life

What if he did withdraw it from us?  G. K. Chesterton suggested that the sun rises over and over again because God is enjoying it so much!  985 more words

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ATTENTIVENESS: Paying Attention—The Mindfulness Of God by Leighton Ford

From The Attentive Life

This God creates, playfully, purposefully – out of nothing – space and stars, sun and moon, light and darkness, dandelions and donkeys, whales and kingfishers, and a handsome couple.  979 more words

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ATTENTIVENESS: Paying Attention—The God Who Attends To Us by Leighton Ford

From The Attentive Life

The story of the Bible is not merely the story of a deity who launched the cosmos and then turned his attention elsewhere.  295 more words

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