12 Spiritual Training Course

“Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly.  For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.”  (1 Tim. 4:7-8 TNIV)  Over these 12 weeks you’ll have the opportunity […]

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A Primer on Fasting

Fasting is not always met with enthusiasm. Several years ago, my congregation was in the midst of difficult decisions.  The leaders called the church to forty days of prayer and fasting, asking members to fast in any way they desired during that forty day period.  But one well-known and very active woman in the church […]

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The Goal of the Spiritual Life/ The Role of Spiritual Disciplines

If you are a football player in the NFL, you have one professional goal that overshadows all others—win the Super Bowl.  If you are a student, one academic goal dominates your time: graduation.  In many areas of life, it is easy to identify your core goal.   But what is the goal of life? 

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Bald Head Prayer

In his book “Prayers” (Sheed & Ward, 1963, 90-92) Michel Quoist prays with thanksgiving for the way in which a lecturer’s bald head reminds him of Jesus’ promise in Luke 12:7: “Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered.”  It is a prayer thanking God for how he has made us each unique.  […]

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