Ancient Paths

“Thus says the Lord: stand at the crossroads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way lies; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls.  But they said, “We will not walk in it.”                                                             - Jeremiah, the prophet While it seems that "successful" churches are those who are …

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Path to Intimacy

Prayers of Faith – Intimacy

“But whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.”  - Jesus of Nazareth, as recorded by Matthew As followers of Christ, we are enjoined to “pray without ceasing,” and “devote yourselves to prayer, …

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Solitude and Significant Time

“The lover of silence draws close to God. He talks to Him in secret and God enlightens him.”  --John Climacus In the previous post on solitude, I described several strategies I employ to create solitude throughout my day.  Starting the day with silence and solitude, avoiding any digital connections in the morning, having the first …

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Keys to the Kingdom – Solitude

“Solitude with God repairs the damage done by the fret and poise and clamour of the world.”  - Oswald Chambers “And in the morning very early, Jesus arose and went out to a solitary place, and there prayed.”  Mark 1:35 Solitude is one of the most basic and important practices of the Christian faith.  And …

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Oneness: Living Communion

“If religion is only the garb in which Christianity is clothed – and this garb has looked very different in different ages – what then is religionless Christianity?”  Dietrich Bonhoeffer Bonhoeffer asks the most pertinent of questions; “What then is religionless Christianity?”  It is living in a state of growing oneness with our God, having …

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