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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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How to Live with God: Fall in Love (Pt. 4)

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series How to Live with God

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series How to Live with God   German poet Rainer Rilke was twenty-three when he traveled to Russia with the woman who was his soul mate, Lou, in 1899. ¬†After his return, over twenty-five days near Berlin, he wrote sixty-seven poems which became the first part […]

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How to Live with God: Fall in Love (Pt. 3)

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series How to Live with God

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series How to Live with God  Fall in Love Attributed to Fr. Pedro Arrupe, SJ (1907-1991) Nothing is more practical than finding God, than falling in Love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. […]

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