September 10, 2015September 10, 2015
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Claiming the Empty Spaces: The Importance of Idle Time in a Fast-Forward World

“What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare.” —W. H. Davies You’re just about to leave for your dentist appointment, when you receive a phone call saying the dentist has been called out on emergency and will have to reschedule your appointment. Congratulations! You are the winner...

Shark attacks, stress, tired out …..
August 3, 2015August 3, 2015
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Shark attacks, stress, tired out …..

I hope you haven’t had a life threatening experience like Mick Fanning did in the surf in South Africa early this week. But I’m sure there is some degree of stress or pressure that you would like to relieve. Here’s a simple tip.Most people have experienced the relaxing effect of music—from the soft strains of a flute...

Using Questions In The Work of Spiritual Formation
April 8, 2014April 2, 2015
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Using Questions In The Work of Spiritual Formation

Questions transform a small-group session from a lecture into an interactive and transformative encounter—which should be our goal as facilitators of spiritual formation. Below are a few guidelines for developing and asking good questions in this particular context. 1. Good Questions Create a Conversation Good questions create conversations without putting anyone in the spot. You...

What is The Examen?
March 7, 2014April 2, 2015
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What is The Examen?

The Examen, or the daily review, involves taking a few moments at the end of the day (or a longer period of time at the end of the week) to do back over the events of the day/week and prayerfully reflect on the events of the day/week in order to detect God’s presence and discern...

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