Notable and Quotable “A Guide to True Peace”

Image via author, unnamed lake, Wallowa Mountains, Oregon The book, "A Guide to True Peace," was published in its current form in 1815 by two Quakers, William Backhouse and James Janson. Since that time, the book has been an enormous influence in the lives of untold numbers of true seekers of the deeper life. It …

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The Gift of Gratitude

"Let the peace of Christ, to which you were indeed called in one body, rule in your hearts; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. Whatever you do …

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True Faith: Trust and Obey

Image via author, White Cloud Peaks, Idaho The writer of Hebrews stated that "...without faith it is impossible to please God...." But how shall we understand the nature of true faith? Some argue that faith requires no action, that belief in the facts is sufficient to count as true faith. These will point to Romans …

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Rest – Letting Go and Letting God

I have been having a surprising number of conversations with people regarding the new covenant life we have in Christ as He lives His life in us.  At least six separate conversations this week.  People are hungry for the truth of our new covenant life in Christ. Why are so many becoming hungry to learn …

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Fellowship of the Burning Heart

Image via fellowshipofaburningheart.wordpress.com In the summer of 1947, a small group of people met to pray at a cabin at Forrest Home Christian Conference Center in the San Bernadino Mountains of Southern California.  This prayer meeting lasted all night amid tears, joy, pleading and praises to our God.  By the time they were done for …

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Hearing God Speak Requires Surrender

This is the fifth installment in a series on developing a conversational relationship with our God by His Holy Spirit. The previous posts were published February 6, April 16, 23, and 30. The key to this entire process of conversational communion with our God the Holy Spirit is the absolute surrender of the person to …

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