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The Short List, pt. 2

The Short List, pt. 2

In case you missed Part 1 of The Short List, we’re talking about how we all have a short list of people that we care deeply for. For most of us, it is a list of 5-10 people who mean the world to us and we really want to do these relationships well. Who is […]

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The Short List, pt. 1

The Short List, pt. 1

I had the privilege of attending a high school graduation a few days ago. Amidst the pomp, circumstance, tassels, and pictures, my mind was flooded with fond memories of my graduation in 2001. As I listened to the speeches and remembered what I said in mine, I was struck with the one thread woven throughout […]

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11 Jun Spiritual Formation | Comments Off on Adventures with God, pt. 3

Adventures with God, pt. 3

Adventures with God, pt. 3

Editor’s Note: Today we hear part three of Deb Turnow’s series “Adventures with God.” Deb’s been challenging us to think about what we’re doing with our one wild and crazy life. What have we been willing to say, “Yes” to? To read part one of this series, click here. To read part two, click here. […]

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03 Jun Spiritual Formation | Comments Off on Adventures with God, pt. 2

Adventures with God, pt. 2

Adventures with God, pt. 2

Editor’s Note: Today we hear part two of Deb Turnow’s series “Adventures with God.” Deb’s been challenging us to think about what we’re doing with our one wild and crazy life. What have we been willing to say, “Yes” to? To read part one of this series, click here. “I never rode a bull – […]

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Adventures with God, pt. 1

Adventures with God, pt. 1

Two Truths and a Lie “What will you do with your one wild and precious life?” – Mary Oliver Have you ever played that game, “Two Truths and A Lie?” It’s the old, familiar icebreaker game where everyone in a group shares three things about themselves. The challenge for everyone else is to guess which […]

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20 May Spiritual Formation | Comments Off on Past, Present, and Future pt. 3 – Be Here Now.

Past, Present, and Future pt. 3 – Be Here Now.

Past, Present, and Future pt. 3 – Be Here Now.

Editor’s Note: Today is part 3of a 3 part series by Ben Myers. To read the first part of this series, check out “Remembering the Past.” To read the second post, check out “Back to the Future!“ The Hurried Little Hamster My daughter Natalie got a pet for Christmas this past year. It is a […]

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13 May Spiritual Formation | Comments Off on Past, Present, and Future pt. 2 – Back to the Future!

Past, Present, and Future pt. 2 – Back to the Future!

Past, Present, and Future pt. 2 – Back to the Future!

Editor’s Note: Today is part two of a 3 part series by Ben Myers. To read the first part of this series, check out “Remembering the Past.” Some Love for Mondays I love Mondays! I cannot wait to get my week started, except during our winter retreat season. That’s the time of year when I […]

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Past, Present, and Future pt. 1 – Remembering the Past

Past, Present, and Future pt. 1 – Remembering the Past

We had a great Easter celebration a few weeks ago. For the first time in a long time we stayed home instead of traveling to be with relatives. Our Sunday included worship down the road at a new church (in our community), watching a sermon streaming live online, lunch with a discussion about baptism and […]

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Summer 2014 Reading List

Summer 2014 Reading List

As the school year winds down, we all look forward to a new season and perhaps a new schedule. We turn our thoughts to the summer and anticipate simple pleasures like naps in a hammock, bike rides, and diving into a good book or twenty. Regardless of your preferred backdrop (be it beach, mountain cabin, […]

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22 Apr Spiritual Formation | Comments Off on Let All Creation Sing

Let All Creation Sing

Let All Creation Sing

Deep in the rainforest, my husband and I followed our guide, Francisco, as he gently and quietly shared his passion for nature with us. He was like a little boy at Christmas when a Quetzal, a rare bird in Costa Rica, was spotted before we even left the parking lot.  He took great pains to […]

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