Category Archives: Proverbs

The Bucket List

The following is taken from Ann Voskamp’s reflections on the “bucket list”: … I wander into a little Mennonite General Store in a village so small you’d miss it if you blinked too fast. The 100-year-old wooden floor planks creak. … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Poor

As Dorothy Day was preparing a supper at St. Joseph’s House on Chrystie Street in New York, she looked around at all her fellow workers and thought how hopeless it was to try keep up appearances: I looked around and … Continue reading

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Learning to Pray from the Heart

… In a world that victimizes us by its compulsions, we are called to solitude where we can struggle against our anger and greed and let our new self be born in the loving encounter with Jesus Christ. It is … Continue reading

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On Ordinary Canvas

“This portrait of Christ is to be painted again on the ordinary canvas of our lives.”                                    John Howard Yoder Portraits of Christ are … Continue reading

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Practicum of a Soul Friend

Practicum of a Soul Friend: a practical guide This is an exercise to explore what it means to be a soul friend by sharing personal history in confidence and prayer. Each person is take turns in the role as listener … Continue reading

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The Power of Listening

“Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person, they are almost indistinguishable.” David Augsburger “Before one can love,” Eric Fromm noted, “one must be able to listen” (a subject he treats at length in The Art … Continue reading

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Sacred Pathways

In whatever way we come to know the living God, it is always sacred.  Gary Thomas writes a helpful little primer: “Sacred Pathways: Discover your soul’s path to God“ This guide is designed to help us decipher our own natural resonance … Continue reading

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