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IN DARKNESS, ABSENCE, OR DROUGHT

September 28th, 2017|Comments Off on IN DARKNESS, ABSENCE, OR DROUGHT

I first felt the presence of God when I was five-teen. It came to me in the middle of the night after I had woken from a nightmare and had begun to pray. The [...]

In the Storm

September 7th, 2017|Comments Off on In the Storm

On this Thursday afternoon, I watch as not one, not two, but three hurricanes make their course along the Atlantic basin, gaining violent momentum propelled by forces in the atmosphere. First Harvey, now Irma, Jose [...]

Embracing Failure

August 29th, 2017|Comments Off on Embracing Failure

At a particularly low point in my life, I discovered that I couldn’t spell the word failure. I wrote it out a few times in my journal. Faliure Faliure Faliure Frustrated, I gave up and [...]

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Who is Spiritual Direction For?

By | July 23rd, 2015|Categories: ARTICLES|Tags: , , , , |

It’s for all who want more than fluffy ideas and warm feelings! If you do a Google image search for “spiritual direction” you’ll find a bunch of mystical, soft-edged pictures of people in very pious [...]

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What Is Spiritual Direction? (Part 3)

By | July 23rd, 2015|Categories: ARTICLES, Homework|Tags: , , , , , , |

New clothes required! Up till now I’ve mostly used my own descriptions. Now let’s add a couple thoughts from the Bible. One Biblical writer, after scrawling a long list of things that should no longer be found [...]

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What Is Spiritual Direction? (Part 2)

By | July 23rd, 2015|Categories: ARTICLES, Homework|Tags: , , , , , , |

Spiritual What? Yeah, Me too. I was almost 50 before I was introduced to the terms “spiritual formation” and “spiritual direction." By then I’d been a Christian for years. Up to that point expressions like [...]

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What Is Spiritual Direction? (Part 1)

By | July 23rd, 2015|Categories: ARTICLES|Tags: , , , , |

There are a plethora of descriptions out there, and each one is a little more complicated than the last! But the most common aspect of them all is the idea of “coming home” to a [...]

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What is Spiritual Direction Like?

By | July 23rd, 2015|Categories: ARTICLES|Tags: , , , |

If you’ve never heard of spiritual direction you certainly don’t know what to expect should you decide you want/need some! Those that are familiar know it’s not as scary once you’ve tried it as it [...]

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