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Practice: I Love You

Practice:  I Love You If you are unfamiliar with Dr. James Finley, you are in for such kindness around God and God’s love for you.   Dr. Finley’s words and teachings are laced with compassion, acceptance, and goodness.  I came to this prayer practice via his YouTube titled: “The Peace that Surpasses Understanding.”  Then a week […]

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Practice: I Know

Practice:  I KNOW In a small group of believers, two women wept together as a third member shared a stunning insight around Jesus words to his students, when they asked Jesus how they should live.  For several months, these two women had been praying and listening around Jesus’ answer.  “Stop lying. Do not do what […]

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Practice Release

Practice Release You may be able to quote Psalms 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God.”  Robert Alter offers a wonderful translation of the first two words of this verse.  He offers what is closer to, “Let go, and know that I am God.”[1]  In Alter’s commentary these words, let go, he writes […]

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Practice a Spiritual Practice

Practice a Spiritual Practice Recently someone asked me, “What do you mean by spiritual practice?” Spiritual practice is a bit like practicing the piano, practicing hitting a baseball, or even practicing making bread.  We repeat the movement with the intention to improve.  So how does this work with a spiritual practice?  Let’s use prayer as […]

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Practice Steadfastness

Practice Steadfastness In the book of Psalms, the phrase “steadfast love” is used over 120 times.  What do you notice about the term steadfast love?  Where does it settle within your body, your heart, your soul?  Linger there with God and this beautiful term – steadfast love.  God’s steadfast love for you.  As you are, […]

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Practice Detachment

Practice Detachment   God appears to value detachment from how “everyone else lives.”  A call to detach from non-life-giving ways, appears throughout the Biblical text.  God’s call over and over to the sons and daughters of Abraham, was to detach from idolatry and come into a life-giving relationship with God.  Detachment is not the path […]

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Practice Truth

Practice Truth In the Gospel of Thomas, found in the Nag Hammadi desert in 1945, there is an exchange between Jesus and his students.  The students sound like they are longing for transformation when they ask Jesus, “Do you want us to fast?  How shall we pray?  Should we give offerings?  From what foods must […]

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