2 05, 2016

Do you want to be healed?…a post by Tom

By |2016-07-14T21:36:33-04:00May 2nd, 2016|Burnout, Desire, Emotions, Faith, Fear, Imagination, Suffering, Trust|2 Comments

John 5:1–9 (ESV) The Healing at the Pool on the Sabbath After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.  Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, in Aramaic called Bethesda, which has five roofed colonnades.  In these lay a multitude of invalids—blind, lame, and paralyzed. One man was there who had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be healed?” The sick man answered

19 04, 2016

Let’s Get Physical…a post by Jim

By |2016-07-14T21:37:10-04:00April 19th, 2016|Beauty, Burnout, Creation, Emotions, Humility, Memory, Relational Design, Sacramental Perspective, Self-Clarity, Sexuality, The Relational Soul|0 Comments

A couple months ago I wrote a post about the importance our bodies in spiritual formation. I’m coming back to the same topic because I just can’t get it out of my mind (and my body!). What Your Body Knows about God (Rob Moll ...If you are interested in more on the body and its impact on formation I strongly encourage you to read it) is also at work in my reflections on the body. As I have read it (and pay attention to my own experience) I am more and more convinced that our bodies REALLY influence the

5 04, 2016

Scars…a post by Tom

By |2016-07-14T21:37:28-04:00April 5th, 2016|Burnout, Easter, Faith, Love, Self-Clarity|0 Comments

This past Sunday was the second Sunday of Eastertide. The church calendar has shocked my evangelical sentiments into seeing that the season of Easter is not just one Sunday but a tidal surge of weeks leading through Pentecost and then the Ascension. Part of the Scripture reading was from the gospel of John chapter 20… 19 On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 20 When he had said this,

29 03, 2016

Seasons of Life…a post by Joy

By |2016-07-14T21:37:53-04:00March 29th, 2016|Attachment, Beauty, Burnout, Creation, Desire, Discernment, Easter, Future, Humility, Questions, Self-Clarity, Trust and Faith|0 Comments

Seasons of life come to us whether we want them to or not. It’s interesting that this is the way God organized and planned the rhythm of life from the beginning. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8;11 states: There is a time for everything, a season for every activity under heaven. A time to be born and time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest. A time to kill and a time to heal A time to tear down and a time to rebuild. A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a

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