Bonhoeffer on: Happiness and Meditation

Sunday Afternoon Musings “Above all, it is not necessary that we should have any unexpected, extraordinary experiences in meditation. This can happen, but if it does not, it is not a sign that the meditation period has been useless. Not only at the beginning, but repeatedly, there will be times when we feel great spiritual dryness … More Bonhoeffer on: Happiness and Meditation

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Eating the Book

Thursday is for Discussion Your words were found and I ate them, And Your words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart; For I have been called by Your name, O Lord God of hosts. Jeremiah 15:16 It is in the nature of things that all created sentient beings (angels and mankind) could not possibly comprehend … More Eating the Book

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A Divine Mentor

I have been home in bed for two days trying to conserve my strength as I battle the flu. It has given me much time to read, between nodding off from exhaustion. One of the books occupying my time is Wayne Cordeiro’s The Divine Mentor (Bethany House, 2007). I have known Pastor Cordeiro’s ministry story … More A Divine Mentor

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Meditation; John Piper; Franklin Graham; Art Gallery Churches; Free Biblical Training; Gun Control

Weekend Links Speaking at retreat for college students in Wisconsin with little time to post or enter discussions. Hopefully, others will carry on the discussion threads begun on various posts. Only  a few posts but I think you will enjoy them. Growing Better Christians Christians: Let us Meditate On, Talk About, and Live by the … More Meditation; John Piper; Franklin Graham; Art Gallery Churches; Free Biblical Training; Gun Control

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A Short and Powerful Life and its Secret

Friday is for Heart Songs Another great offering from Kairos Journal.  Don’t just enjoy your weekend, LIVE IT for the glory of the King. A Disciplined Ministry: Robert Murray M’Cheyne (1813 – 1843) In Dundee, Scotland, Robert Murray M’Cheyne lay dying of typhus at age 29, his soaring fever resistant to all treatment. But rather than focus on … More A Short and Powerful Life and its Secret

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The Thinness of Evangelical Reflection in our Age

The following quote [in blue] is from A.W. Tozer and was written 50 years ago. It might have been written yesterday. Our culture is shallow and getting shallower. If we truly want to grow in the “grace and knowledge of Christ” (2 Peter 3:18), to grow in our intimacy with Christ–like a garden–we need space, … More The Thinness of Evangelical Reflection in our Age

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