Category Archives: Proverbs

The Integrated Life

Nicky Gumble picks up on this famous quote by Marquez told to his biographer Gerald Martin.  Gumble writes about the relationship of an integrated life to holiness and wholeness: Holiness is about living an integrated life, rather than a dis-integrated one. … Continue reading

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The Things You’ve left behind

Jamie Cullum live at Music Matters 2009. In an interview with Ralph Simon Jamie talks about collaborating with Clint Eastwood on the Grammy nominated Gran Torino title/theme song, finishing up with a unique live performance. Gran Torino Realign all the … Continue reading

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Silent Listening, Listen Silently

In The Need to be Listened To – I was struck by the lyric that captured prayer at its most primal: Anyone, please send me anyone Oh, Lord, is there anyone? I need someone Parker J. Palmer speaks to this … Continue reading

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I Sing Because…

For those for whom worship of the Living God is woven into the fabric of life, one of the sad laments during this time of social distancing has been the loss of communal worship – the singing of praise to … Continue reading

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Exercising Hope

“It’s in times of difficulty that we often become most aware of hope. We become acutely aware that we’re short on hope or we seek it. Or we become particularly aware of the precious sources of hope in our life.” … Continue reading

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Sabbath as Resistance

In Ken Shigematsu’s book, “Survival Guide for the Soul: How to Flourish Spiritually in a a World that Pressures Us to Achieve,” he writes a chapter titled, “Sabbath: The Rhythm of Resistance.” It’s a strange way to talk about sabbath, … Continue reading

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The Place for the Ship is in the Sea

In his book on the life of 19th century evangelist, D.L. Moody (A Passion for Souls), Lyle W. Dorsett tells the story of a return trip Moody took back to the U.S. on the German steamer, the Spree.  Leaving on November … Continue reading

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