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What to do when we don’t want to do what we need to do

  What do we do when, as followers of Jesus, we are faced with something we know we should do, but may not want to do? How do we obey a divine calling or opportunity to which our flesh says “No!” How do we learn to surrender to the heavenly doors God opens for us […]

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How Brushing Your Teeth and Making Your Bed Can Make You More Like Christ–A Review of Tish Harrison Warren’s “Liturgy of the Ordinary”

This entry is part 34 of 34 in the series Book Reviews

This entry is part 34 of 34 in the series Book Reviews   Anglican priest Tish Harrison Warren believes that our daily practices are liturgies which form and shape our hearts. Whether we know it or not, whether we intend it or not, even the most mundane habits and routines of our day make us […]

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A Spirituality of Less

They tie up heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on people’s shoulders (Matt. 23:4 ESV) For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light (Matt. 11:30 ESV) There is a way of being with God that is burdensome. It always requires more. There is a way of being with God that is […]

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The Christian Way to Make a Decision (Discerning God’s Will)

Highland is in the middle of an elder-selection process. As we approach elder-candidates, I prepared a handout to help them better discern whether God is calling them to join our eldership or not. These points and exercises come from St. Ignatius and Ignatian spirituality, which majors on helping people discern God’s will in decision making. […]

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