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5 Books to Read This Summer

5 Books to Read This Summer

Need summer book recommendations? Here are our suggestions. 1 - Flunking Sainthood by Jana Reiss  As Lauren Winner described, this book is... “surprising and freeing; it is fun and funny; and it is full of wisdom. It is, in fact,...

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Loving God, Loving Others

Loving God, Loving Others

Jesus loved. Those associated with him are also to love. The first thing I learned about defining what it means to call God “love,” as one of Jesus’ first followers, John, did, is that love defies definition. The second was...

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The Beauty of the Presence of God

The Beauty of the Presence of God

From the Introduction to The Jesus Prayer by Frederica Mathewes-Green.   It was about 2:30 in the morning when I got out of bed last night to pray. I have been doing this since I was pregnant with my first baby, decades...

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For those who long for a life of meaning...

For those who long for a life of meaning...

From the Foreword of Holy Thirst: Essentials of Carmelite Spirituality I can still see the light of the moon reflected on the snowcovered ground outside. It was a quiet winter evening in 1985 when my mother gathered us together— she, my dad, and I—and...

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A Dynamic Correspondence with God

A Dynamic Correspondence with God

Excerpted from Paul Marshall's Barefoot Revolution: Biblical Spirituality for Finding God. The greatest blessing of coming to God is to truly encounter him. Think about what happens when you open your heart to someone else. If their heart is also open...

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inner stillness: dwell in your deep heart | prayer

inner stillness: dwell in your deep heart | prayer

“the heart of the matter is: stand with reverence before God, with the mind in the heart, and strive toward him with longing.” —saint theophan the recluse focus. you are the attendant to your own soul.to gain the inner stillness...

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