Received: 2022-09-27 00:38:44

Please pray for my friend Brenda who is undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer. She is leaving for a short trip to New Brunswick to visit her newest grandson. May she feel well during this time.

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Blessing in the Chaos | Practicing Rest

We often fill this space with a lot of words and a lot of thoughts, and in that, sometimes we can miss the presence and beauty of God so often found more deeply in silence, in stillness, in the quiet spaces... 

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What Is God Like?

The words that Rachel Held Evans and Matthew Paul Turner have put together, paint a beautiful picture (actually a bunch of them) of who God is, how God loves, and the place each one of us can find inside those arms... 

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Trees | Visio Divina

How often do you stop and notice a tree? 

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Encore | Imaginative Prayer

Do you ever, like the writer of the book of Ecclesiastes, find life boring? 

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Greeting the Dawn

My favourite time of the day right now is between 5-6am. (I know I’ve instantly lost many of you… but stick with me!) 

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First Things First

 

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Rhythms of Grace

“Learn the unforced rhythms of grace.” I love that translation of this verse... 

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Holy Spirit Prayer

 

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Peace in the Eye of the Storm

 

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Love Languages: Gift-Giving

Awhile back, a popular author categorized some of the ways we express and receive love into five different ‘love languages.’ But have you ever thought about the ways that God loves us? 

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Love Languages: Words of Affirmation

Awhile back, a popular author categorized some of the ways we express and receive love into five different ‘love languages.’ But have you ever thought about the ways that God loves us? 

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Children of God

Remind yourself that you are God’s cherished kid, and that nothing in this world can separate you from that fierce parental love. 

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First Things First

From the moment our bodies awaken, our eyes begin to open, and we enter into the ordinary wonder of a brand new day... 

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Holy Spirit Prayer

When it comes to prayer, many of us feel out of our depth to say the least. Often we don’t know what say – not the words to use, nor what thoughts or feelings to express. 

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Wounded Saviour

Think of the way that Jesus – the one who just literally conquered death and proved his dominance over mortality – reveals who he is to Thomas. Instead of Jesus performing another miracle to convince, He invites his disciple to touch his wounds.... 

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Examen | The Garden of Your Soul

“The Examen.” This is a practice that combines prayer and reflection that essentially distills to two questions: “Where did I sense God? And where did I sense God missing?” 

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On Eagles Wings

No matter your age, young or old, at times life can be exhausting. We carry all kinds of pressure at work, or school, in family, or even with friends. 

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Imaginative Prayer | Wounded Healer

I want to invite you to close your eyes and picture your hurt – the ways you’ve experienced pain and hurt in the church, maybe generally or maybe very specifically or even recently – picture it as an actual wound on your body.