Tag Archives: contemplation

Bread for the Journey (daily)

Got bread for the journey? Jesus illustrates his mission with the metaphor “I am the bread of life.” (John 6:35) Bread is so very basic. This baked mixture of flour and water was a dietary staple in biblical times.  It’s … Continue reading

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How to Study the Bible and Grow Closer to God

To live a life reflecting God’s presence is to lead a life intricately woven with his Word. In this, we can grow closer to God. The men and women in the scriptures reveal God’s story with as much passion, joy, … Continue reading

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Top 10 Posts of 2012

Another year of blogging has passed! This journal posts articles about the challenges of integrating faith into our life’s journey. It’s been my joy to share thoughts and connect with you over the past twelve months. Thank you for reading … Continue reading

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Prayer Guide for Missional Living

Pray continually…with perseverance, with patience, with persistence. Prayer remains critical in our faith journey. Many needs come to our attention as we seek to incorporate prayer into this sometimes meandering path. Sometimes, though, we are at a loss for words! Instead … Continue reading

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Creating an Album of the Soul

Hi. My name is Sharon. I am a pen addict. It’s true. I love pens. Levenger catalogs and their “tools for the serious reader” have been arriving in my mailbox for well over a decade. But then, may I also … Continue reading

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Road to a Contemplative Soul

Augustine, philosopher and Christian theologian (354-430 A.D.), likened man to a pilgrim on a journey returning to his native land. This series on contemplation has been quite a journey as well! To conclude this present sojourn, I’ve included links to the posts … Continue reading

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Means of Contemplation: Purify the Soul

(This post continues exploring Augustine’s view of contemplation and spiritual development. To begin the series, read Toward the Contemplative Soul.) This third and last element is critical toward a contemplative soul. The cleansing process has already begun during the strategies of … Continue reading

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