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4 Reactions to the Word of the Kingdom

Matthew 13 How receptive are you to the word of the kingdom that Jesus spread in the world in his parable about the Sower and the Seed? And what was the “word of the kingdom” that Jesus was sowing? The … Continue reading

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Rest and Relaxation Aid Creativity

       Have you had any bright ideas lately? Maybe you’re too busy to have one.      By bright idea, I mean something new, innovative, unique, outside the box, revolutionary… something that no one else has discovered. And I have … Continue reading

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The Price of Eternal Life

  Luke 10:38-42       I tend to feel guilty when I’m not being productive. What’s that all about? I think this is the “way of the world” — the gotta-be-busy mindset. Unfortunately, busyness is a high price to pay when … Continue reading

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Finding Your Center in Prayer

  Happiness is finding your center. Personally, I think that’s where God dwells. In my post on the 5 steps of centering prayer, I spelled out how to get started. I don’t stop using any other forms of prayer by … Continue reading

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Prayer is Nice – Cash is Better

       I believe in prayer. I practice various forms of it every day, several times a day—from intercessory prayer to glad-hearted prayer to centering prayer. Prayer is spiritual fuel that gives me power to follow the path that opens … Continue reading

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Centering Prayer – A Journey Toward Happiness

  Practicing centering prayer will change your life. Don’t let the word “prayer” throw you. There’s a tendency to compartmentalize the notion of prayer from some forms of institutional religion but practicing it has shown it to be a journey … Continue reading

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Bullying, Ego, and Centering Prayer

       I’ve been reading Marianne Williamson’s book A Return to Love and have some thoughts this morning about bullying and ego since she speaks about the ego being an opposing force to the Holy Spirit within.      People who bully or constantly … Continue reading

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One Big Benefit of Centering Prayer

  One of the benefits of centering prayer is that is helps reduce the influence of the fear-driven EGO. Peace comes when fear is removed. Fear is cast out by perfect love. This is both an internal and an external … Continue reading

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Pursue Wisdom

Proverbs 9:1-6; John 6:51-58       There’s a story about a proud young man who came to Socrates asking for wisdom. He walked up to the philosopher and said, “O great Socrates, I come to you for wisdom.” Socrates recognized a … Continue reading

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