Category Archives: 1 Spiritual Discipline

Does following Jesus feel too demanding to you?

Our mission in Christ is like a long, endurance race (Hebrews 12:1). If you watch the Olympics, you have seen long distance runners race in a pack, gauging the capacity of the other runners until it is time to give … Continue reading

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The pleasure of dreaming with God

Let’s consider how God might move us through a dream. Last night I talked a lot about dreaming in honor of Peter’s great outburst of enthusiasm as he quoted the prophet Joel to explain what the Holy Spirit of God … Continue reading

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What do Christians REALLY want?

The title of today’s post hit me while I was walking the streets with Jesus on the way of the cross last Friday. I was pondering our journey in Capitolo Park, in the rain when I heard a nice singing … Continue reading

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Six good reasons to observe the Holy Week

I have always had a bit of resistance to telling people about Holy Week. It is one of those things that casual people might gum up and consuming people might defile. It really deserves people who voluntarily seek the Lord … Continue reading

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Redux # 1 — David Bazan and the Dialogue about Lost Faith

My top ten series is complete! This is the #1 most-read post from before 2014 from last year. In 2013 I remembered David Bazan and his very public struggle with faith. About the time Circle of Hope got going, a … Continue reading

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Redux #2 — Don’t let the loneliness organize you.

At the beginning of the year I am reposting “top ten” entries. On Friday, I’m reminding people about some posts before 2014 that people have kept reading — there is a “top ten” of them! Here is #2. In September … Continue reading

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For those too broken to eat the bread and drink from the cup.

This Wednesday we begin the season of Lent. Some of us long for Ash Wednesday all year. Even though the discipline of imitating Christ’s 40-day fast is an old one, each year it is new, as well. Because each year … Continue reading

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Redux #5 — Spiritual Midwives

At the beginning of the year I am reposting “top ten” entries. On Friday, I’m reminding people about some posts before 2014 that people have kept reading — there is a “top ten” of them! Here is #5 In February of … Continue reading

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Redux #6 — What if I don’t feel God anymore?

At the beginning of the year I am reposting “top ten” entries. On Friday, I’m reminding people about some posts before 2014 that people have kept reading — there is a “top ten” of them! Here is #6 In September of … Continue reading

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2014 #7.5 — Prayer: Walk by faith, not by sight

At the beginning of the year I am reposting “top ten” posts. Here is #7.5 of the top ten most-read posts of 2014. In April I tried to help people figure out contemplative prayer. It was proving to be a faith-saver for … Continue reading

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