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Uncommon: Uncommon Time (Luke 4)

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Uncommon

“Someday.” That was the name of a popular Christian song when I was teenager. The song spoke of how someday we would experience peace, joy, happiness and no more sorrow. It went like this: “Someday. Someday. Someday. Someday.” “Peace and joy and happiness, no more sorrows, someday.” “Someday” is a common them in Christians songs. […]

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7 Things I Learned in 30 Days of Silence: #7 Wholeness Comes from the Whole Gospel

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series 7 Things I Learned in 30 Days of Silence

    When Ignatius devised the Spiritual Exercises, he had a lot of options. As he labored to create an experience, a “boot-camp,” that could lead clergy and laity to significantly deeper spiritual lives, he had many choices. Ignatius had centuries of church tradition and practice to select from. He had the entire canon of […]

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7 Things I Learned in 30 Days of Silence: #6 Indifference is Ideal

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series 7 Things I Learned in 30 Days of Silence

  During my sabbatical, I learned to care less.  And in caring less, I grew to care more. Let me explain. My Spiritual Director introduced me to the Ignatian discipline of indifference. Ignatius believed that this discipline was critical if we wish to pursue God and God’s work in the world. Here’s how he put […]

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7 Things I Learned in 30 Days of Silence: #5 God is Here/ Now not There/ Then

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series 7 Things I Learned in 30 Days of Silence

30 days of 6-8 hours of contemplative silence/day led to 1 very overwhelming sense: God is present. It is nearly impossible to spend so much time with Someone and not experience His gracious and abundant presence–in the present! I had a lot of questions after those 30 days. But one thing I knew for sure–God […]

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