Be still and know that i am god.
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In this post, Kimberly talks about how real spiritual growth occurs precisely at the choice point of the decision maker at any moment.
A post written in fond memory of Father Thomas Keating who died October 25, 2018.
There’s the way we are, and there’s the way we imagine we can be. Between the two lies a struggle and a dance. If we reject the way we are, we fail to appreciate the immense goodness and potential we already possess. Likewise, if we’re overly attached to what we imagine we can be, we’re never fully grounded in the present - the only place change can take place.
A couple of years ago a friend bought me tickets to what I thought was a traditional writer’s conference, but it was really a Donald Miller conference. Whether through writing, marketing, or inspirational talks, Miller’s whole focus has become to help people live a better story. It’s a noble enough goal.
Take a writer with a gentle sensibility, probing curiosity, and fierce intelligence with, say, a PhD in Creative Writing with a passion for the Christian Mystics, place her, her husband and children in an intentional Mennonite community in rural Ohio full of idealistic vigor, then knead, proof, bake, and cool.
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I talked with Phileena Heuertz, whose new book is out this month. Mindful Silence: The Heart Of Christian Contemplation presents a process-oriented framework of great value to Christians looking to deepen their spiritual lives. Phileena and her husband Chris (who will be on the podcast later this month) run the Gravity Center and give talks and retreats around the country.
Interview with Roy Hoagland, one of the students at the Living School who helped put together Barmen Today. Barmen Today, A Contemporary Contemplative Declaration can be heard in audio form on The Contemplative Light YouTube page or in the previous podcast episode. It can be read and signed here.
An audio reading of Barmen Today, A Contemporary Contemplative Declaration. This was crafted and signed by students and faculty at the Living School at the Center for Action and Contemplation. I have performed an audio reading per their request to help support this noble cause. The next episode will feature an interview with one of the students who crafted this document. To read and sign the document, visit: http://bit.ly/barmentoday