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7 Things I Learned in 30 Days of Silence: #1 God Shows Up When We Shut Up

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series 7 Things I Learned in 30 Days of Silence

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series 7 Things I Learned in 30 Days of Silence Silence was the dominant experience during my month-long practice of the Spiritual Exercises. Six to eight hours of silence a day for thirty days. Why? Silence, it turns out, is good for us. Even secular sources […]

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7 Things I Learned in 30 Days of Silence: A Strange and Bizarre Journey

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series 7 Things I Learned in 30 Days of Silence

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series 7 Things I Learned in 30 Days of Silence “Not more of this! Give it a rest!” “I don’t mean to insult your hobby, Mr. Altrock. But that is pretty strange behavior.” “Stories that delve into the bizarre visions of the overly religious make me […]

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Finding the Presence & Purpose of God on the Way

  I recently spent some time walking a Christian labyrinth. Christian labyrinths came about because not every Christian could make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Thus labyrinths were developed as a way of creating a mini-pilgrimage by which a Christian could journey with God. This idea of life as a journey is an ancient […]

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How God Showed Up When I Shut Up for a Month (30 Days of Mostly Silence-Day 30)

This entry is part 27 of 27 in the series 30 Days of (Mostly) Silence

This entry is part 27 of 27 in the series 30 Days of (Mostly) Silence   I’ve been mostly silent for 30 days. During these 30 days a Spiritual Director has guided me through the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises. These are a set of 500 year old readings/prayers/practices developed by a man named Ignatius. I devoted […]

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