Hicks’ 10 Suggestions For Lent

John Mark Hicks provides these ten suggestions for Lent (check out his website, it is a wonderful resource for the spiritual life!): Give up Starbucks Coffee or caffeine (including Cokes, Pepsis, etc.) and save the money you would have spent in order to give to some charity. Make a commitment that when you feel the […]

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Meant for More Than Just Us (Eph. 4:6)

Chris Altrock – February 7, 2010   While traveling recently to the Philippines, I was reminded of the human tendency to create boundaries.    For example, at the Memphis International Airport there is a clear boundary regarding where you can and cannot park.  You can park in long-term lots and short-term lots.  But you cannot […]

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Learning to Pray His Way #10: Light From Darkness

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series Learning to Pray His Way

We find Jesus’ longest prayer in John 17.  The prayer models many things for us.  It consists of 3 parts and 7 petitions. In part 1 Jesus prays for himself.  He offers 2 petitions, each a mirror of the other (John 17:1, 5): 1When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to […]

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Learning to Pray His Way #9: The Three Moves of the Spiritual Life

This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series Learning to Pray His Way

Henri Nouwen suggests three areas are the most critical in our spiritual lives and that they are the three areas which Jesus’ spiritual life point us toward.  Nouwen was a Dutch-born Catholic priest and author.  He taught at the University of Notre Dame, Yale University and Harvard University, and spent his life’s final season serving […]

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