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Amen.

and this one too, although I wouldn’t say “learn to transform” because that makes it sound like that power comes from yourself. I would say, something like, “learn to surrender your pain and let it be transformed by God’s grace.” … Continue reading

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T.H.I.N.K before you speak

I got this from http://shareaverse.wordpress.com/2012/05/06/think-before-you-speak-and-before-you-act/ It’s a good summary of my new years resolution. (which I’ve already failed at. probably several times). Though I think it’s impossible/un-human for all of one’s messages to be all of the above (undeniably true, … Continue reading

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"Don't cry yet, cause maybe things is happening just the way they should" The Help (a novel by Kathryn Stockett) p. 410.yeah, maybe. …sigh. grumble. mutter. huff. sigh.

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Another timely Henri Nouwen

(I’m doing research in an intentional community) January 23 2011 Community, a Quality of the Heart The word community has many connotations, some positive, some negative. Community can make us think of a safe togetherness, shared meals, common goals, and … Continue reading

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quotes and things

“Ask yourself why you believe the things you do.” Well.. usually, it’s because I experience it that way (or have in the past). Often, I think, I kind of choose to believe it by faith because that’s what I want … Continue reading

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Henri Nouwen, July 8 2010

The Wounded Healer “Nobody escapes being wounded. We all are wounded people, whether physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually. The main question is not “How can we hide our wounds?” so we don’t have to be embarrassed, but “How can we … Continue reading

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Amen!

“Writing to Save the Day Writing can be a true spiritual discipline. Writing can help us to concentrate, to get in touch with the deeper stirrings of our hearts, to clarify our minds, to process confusing emotions, to reflect on … Continue reading

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okay, okay, I’ll keep doing the blog thing ;)

“Laying Down Your Life for Your Friends: Good Shepherds are willing to lay down their lives for their sheep (see John 10:11). As spiritual leaders walking in the footsteps of Jesus, we are called to lay down our lives for … Continue reading

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Another Henri Nouwen

i always like these kind of devotionals… … the kind that makes losers (like me ;) feel good about themselves. We belong to a generation that wants to see the results of our work. We want to be productive and … Continue reading

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Near Death Experiences

Psychological: Loss of the fear of death, more spiritual and less religious, easily engage in abstract thinking, more philosophical,  form expansive concepts of love while at the same time challenged to initiate and maintain satisfying relationships,  less competitive, convinced of a … Continue reading

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