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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