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Developing Your Spiritual Core - THE BASICS

Loving God—Part Two “We love because God first loved us.” 1 John 4: 19 Last week I offered the idea that God loves us deeply and in fact is the source of love. In response, we are to love God with every part of our... Read More


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Developing Your Spiritual Core - THE BASICS

THE BASICS: LOVE GOD, LOVE YOURSELF, LOVE OTHERS Loving God—Part One “We love because God first loved us.” I John 4: 19 The above title can be read two ways. One way is to consider the idea that God is a loving... Read More


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Developing Your Spiritual Core - THE BASICS

THE BASICS: LOVE GOD, LOVE YOURSELF, LOVE OTHERS “Love God; love your neighbor as yourself.” These seven words are the basis of three major religions (in historical order) —Judaism, Christianity and Islam. These... Read More


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Developing Your Spiritual Core - LENTEN REFLECTION 7

God: “You’re Not Listening!” In our Lenten Study group we’ve heard stories of faith both from the Bible and from our own lives, where we are reminded how things can go off the rails when we stop listening for God.... Read More


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Developing Your Spiritual Core - LENTEN REFLECTION 6

Do Something—With Intention! For some of us, doing daily readings during Lent is an entirely new experience. How do we get the most out of this activity, we wondered? My first introduction to the word “intention” in... Read More


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Developing Your Spiritual Core - LENTEN REFLECTION 5

God is Listening.  Are We? Recently in our Lenten discussion group, we kept returning to the idea that sometimes our prayers are answered in ways we did not expect, maybe didn't even recognize at the time. It... Read More


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Developing Your Spiritual Core - LENTEN REFLECTION 4

Listen to Reconnect a Relationship The resource for this year’s conversations during Lent, “I Am Listening—Daily Devotions for Lent” edited by Betty Lynn Schwab, continues to inspire and challenge. One of the themes... Read More


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Developing Your Spiritual Core - LENTEN REFLECTION 3

Re-learning to Listen“I Am Listening—Daily Devotions for Lent” by Betty Schwab Each week, as we discuss one another’s reflections, we continue to develop our listening skills. The first week, we had talked about... Read More


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Developing Your Spiritual Core - LENTEN REFLECTION 2

This year, as our Lenten study, we are working with a book “I am Listening—Daily Devotions for Lent”. The first part of this title “I am listening” is a direct quote from the Old Testament Book of Samuel. One night... Read More


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Developing Your Spiritual Core - LENTEN REFLECTION

In our fast-paced important world, there is little time and place for reflection on life.  Lent, the season of preparation leading up to Easter, is an ancient tradition with reflection at its very heart.... Read More