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Friday, May 23, 2008

Spiritual Practice for Spiritual Muscle

Building Spiritual Reserves When I go to the gym, I’m always impressed by the serious body builders. To achieve the results they want – bulging biceps, six-pack abs, the perfect glutes, and all the rest – body builders become highly disciplined. They have a clear vision of their goals, and are... Sign in to see full entry.

Spiritual Practice Builds Spiritual Muscles

Building Spiritual Reserves Takes Time When I go to the gym, I’m always impressed by the serious body builders. To achieve the results they want – bulging biceps, six-pack abs, the perfect glutes, and all the rest – body builders become highly disciplined. They have a clear vision of their goals,... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Trusting Dentists or Sages More?

We're All Doing Time Even if We're Not in the Joint Bo Lozoff is a spiritual hero of mine, and writer of a well-known book called We're All Doing Time. Doing time is an expression that means being in jail, or to use the slang term, being in the "joint." For most of his adult life, Bo and his wife... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Courage from the Spirit - Let's Us Say Yes to Life!

Spirit Gives Courage, Conquers the Enemy! When I first began reading theology as teenager, Paul Tillich, the Lutheran theologian, was a guy I kept coming back to. I couldn't understand much of his systematic theology at that time, but his sermons were often classics of clarity and power -- and a... Sign in to see full entry.

More On Listening

Best Prayer Is Realizing God's Power and Presence In the midst of whatever it is that is happening in our lives, how wonderful to be offered that place where we are heard, where we feel peace, where healing of our spirit may occur. And how great a gift of God it is to be able to offer such gifts to... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Kindness Is About Love

The friend who let me share his writing in the previous post, said I could share this quote, which is one of his favourites. He's always complaining that the psychiatrists and other mental health workers are afraid to use the four-letter L word -- Love. "And then they wonder why they don't get... Sign in to see full entry.

Kindness Takes Many Forms

A friend of mind who works at a big city hospital as a chaplain, said I could share this example of kindness he observed at a fast food joint: Experiencing the Sacred at Burger King They could have been the teenagers who often strike adults as cynical before their time, world-weary and worn, and... Sign in to see full entry.

Keeping the Kindness Challenge Alive!

Hannah Taylor Starts Ladybug Foundation for Homeless People Living in Winnipeg Last time I wrote about kindness, and the amazing things people can do through kindness, through love in action. I mentioned a teenage girl called Hannah Taylor, who had started a foundation to help homeless people. But I... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

How Many Ways Can We Find to Be Kind This Week?!

Taking the Kindness Challenge I sure do appreciate the comment Sam made to my post -- and she made the great point that prayer isn't enough. There has to be action. Action comes sometimes when we have eyes to see and ears to hear. Sam told the story of how Cranky Sprockets Ministry was formed -- to... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Wake Up Call to Christians!

The world out there is a mess. It ain't your fault. But... But here's a wakeup call from a guy's who a charismatic, Holy Ghost believer, who thinks the Big Guy must be awfully pissed off at the kids who claim his son's name. So what part of the solution are we to the mess the enemy has made of... Sign in to see full entry.

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