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Meditation is a long, ardent gaze at God, his work and his Word. Slowing down and giving one’s undivided attention to God lies at the core of Christian meditation.5 Christian meditation has traditionally been focused on the Scriptures of the Old and New testaments, read personally and Christocentrically.6  (Ps. 1, 4:4, 19, 63:6, 77:6, 12, 119:11, 15,…

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Spiritual friends are soul friends. Their love for each other translates into a desire that the other settle for nothing less than becoming all that he or she was intended to be. This means that they care for each other as whole people, not simply as spiritual beings.So friends become spiritual friends when they seek to…

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Sabbath is a rhythm of rest in which we lay down our work and our worries to delight in God and celebrate His love. Sabbath has as its purpose rest, restoration, and renewal as expressed in the commands for Sabbath, Sabbatical year, and Jubilee (which is more explicit toward restoration). It is an opportunity to let God be…

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Daily Lectio Divina From Abiding Way Ministries A series of daily podcasts with Sharon Garlough Brown, walking you through a simple Lectio Divina. May be listened to with or without music.

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Also called meditative or devotional reading, this practice allows us to listen to what God is speaking to us personally through His word. Take your time going through these 6 steps: •Silencio/Silence — Before reading the passage, take 1-2 minutes to transition from what you were just doing to be present right now to God…

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“For the Lord will not cast off forever, but, though he cause grief, he will have compassion according to the abundance of his steadfast love…” (Lamentations 3:31-32, ESV) Promises—they have the potential to do so much. They can give hope in times of waiting, bring sweet satisfaction when they are fulfilled, or bring heartbreak when…

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An Individual Guided Retreat is a personal retreat you plan and take on your own with one added feature: you’ll meet with someone before (and possibly after) your retreat. The purpose of these meetings is to help you listen to God and discern His invitation to you for the day of retreat and for moving…

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I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” (Ephesians 4:1-3, ESV) I’ve had…

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