Monthly Archives: November 2011

Journey in the Word: Psalm 19–God’s Self-Revelation

Week 11 Read:  Psalm 19:1, 7 Revelation is necessary and primary.  Our eyes are a symbol of this in the physical world.  When we go outside on land or sea and look as far as we can, it is only … Continue reading

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Shepherd’s Care: A Determined Heart

Continuing our look at “the heart of the shepherd,” the place where a devoted heart and a discouraged heart come together for me is in the word determination.  To have a “determined heart” is to consciously order your life in … Continue reading

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Journey in the Word: Psalm 1–the Righteous and the Wicked

Week 11 Read:  Psalm 1:6 Christianity shares with other religions in the belief that there are “two ways” to live—one generates life, the other results in death. It is not too much to say that we move through life and … Continue reading

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Desert Wisdom: Humility

We move into Book Fifteen of The Desert Fathers, exploring for the next several weeks the theme of humility. Evagrius said, To go against self is the beginning of salvation (15:15). Humility is rooted in the surrender of the “self” … Continue reading

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Journey in the Word: The Song of Songs

Week 10 Read:  Song of Songs 2:16 In a culture which grossly misunderstands and misrepresents sexuality, the Song of Songs may be one of the most-important books in the Bible.  It is the single-best book which describes love on God’s … Continue reading

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Connections: Brennan Manning

This past week,  I completed my reading of Brennan Manning’s memoir, All is Grace.  Not surprisingly, I found it to be a blessing—another “from the heart,” honest book from one of God’s servants. If you already know about Manning, I … Continue reading

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Listenings: Attachment

We continue looking at Underhill’s quotation which I printed last week.  We turn this week to the idea of “attachment.”  You can go back and re-read it, if you need to. When we are awakened to God’s vision, Underhill is … Continue reading

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