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Circles: Authenticity-Partners in Pain (Matt. 26:36-46) Chris Altrock August 24, 2014

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Circles and Rows

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Circles and RowsA few weeks ago I was in a waiting room at St. Jude hospital. Several Highland members and I were waiting with the Head family as their daughter Carson underwent her second lung surgery. Our large group of pink-shirted people filled the tiny […]

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Circles and Rows: Connecting to the Spokes (Luke 6:12-19) Chris Altrock 8/10/14

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Circles and Rows

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Circles and Rows Like some others at Highland, our family has been busy filling out college applications. Our daughter Jordan has one year left at Bartlett High. Thus we’ve been busy preparing for that next step of college. In many ways, the college applications as […]

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7 Things I Learned in 30 Days of Silence: #6 Indifference is Ideal

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

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series 7 Things I Learned in 30 Days of Silence¬† During my sabbatical, I learned to care less. ¬†And in caring less, I grew to care more. Let me explain. My Spiritual Director introduced me to the Ignatian discipline of indifference. Ignatius believed that this discipline […]

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7 Things I Learned In 30 Days of Silence: #2 There’s No Christ Without Community

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series 7 Things I Learned in 30 Days of Silence

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series 7 Things I Learned in 30 Days of Silence   When it comes to silence and the contemplative life, it’s easy to think that it’s a solitary experience. Like being a monk in a cave on a lonely mountain. But it’s not. At least not […]

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