Monthly Archives: December 2016

The Sounds of Silence

Written in 1964, Simon and Garfunkel’s “The Sounds of Silence” rings with an aching truth – maybe even more so today. In the words of Paul Simon: “…we have people unable to touch other people, unable to love other people. … Continue reading

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If Jesus was born today…

If Jesus was born today – by Steve Turner “If Jesus was born today it would be in a downtown motel marked by a helicopter’s flashing bulb. A traffic warden, working late, would be the first upon the scene. Later, … Continue reading

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The Soul Needs Rest

The soul craves rest. Our wills sometimes rejoice in striving; our bodies were made to (at least sometimes) know the exhilaration of tremendous challenge; our minds get stretched when they must focus even when tired. But the soul craves rest. … Continue reading

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When the Spirit Calls Your Name

I am intrigued by the notion that God calls us by name.  I spoke to this in “The Holy Laughter of God” where the mirth of God is the sound of our name in His mouth.  Thus I immediately picked … Continue reading

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A little instruction on Prayer

In Brennan Manning’s “The Signature of Jesus: The Call to a Life Marked by Holy Passion and Relentless Faith” – he gives the following instruction on prayer. No matter how seasoned or novice we are, listening to a little instruction … Continue reading

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