Category Archives: Spiritual Disciplines

What it Really Means to Listen: Spiritual or Holy Listening

“My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry . . . .” James 1:19 Spiritual listenting is a contemplative undertaking and not a problem solving … Continue reading

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Gorging On Excess

” Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’ So we say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will … Continue reading

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Is Our God Talk Far Ahead of Our Behavior?

As I mentioned a few posts ago, I’ve parked myself in the book of James. I’ve been thinking about silence and how it is good to ruminate on our relationship with God, on what we know about him, and then … Continue reading

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Spiritual Renewal

“Those who study the history of the church have discovered that three elements are generally in place in seasons of genuine spiritual renewal: fervent study of God’s Word, concerted and united prayer, and a willingness to confess brokenness and dependence … Continue reading

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The Gift and Discipline of Listening

Do we listen to others? “Listening is one of the most basic ways we submit to each other. In fact, listening is minute-by-minute submission to others. I clear away what is going on in my mind and I follow what … Continue reading

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