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Faith in Real Life

Learning to Listen

Reading Time: 4 minutesI was astonished to learn that we only retain 25% of the things we hear.  Not only does this further illumine the need for a variety of forms of communication – it also brings to light the need to cultivate effective listening.  Julian Treasure* suggests that listening is very important for many reasons, primarily because […]

Leadership

We Awaken in Christ's Body

Reading Time: 1 minutesWe awaken in Christ’s body as Christ awakens our bodies, and my poor hand is Christ, He enters my foot, and is infinitely me. I move my hand, and wonderfully my hand becomes Christ, becomes all of Him (for God is indivisibly whole, seamless in His Godhood).

Growing Deeper

Reflection at Days End

In this restful audio reflection you prayerfully look back over your day. As you review your day, you ask God to bring those things to mind that He wishes.  As you become aware of situations and feeling, you are invited to offer these back to God to perhaps … [Read More...]

Transforming Power of Love:: 1 John 4

Ever feel worn out by trying to be a good Christian?  Do you find that you spend most of your time hating your sin, trying to manage it and never quite getting free?   Bouncing off 1 John 4, Michael explores the implications of living loved and in love by … [Read More...]

Christ – A Celtic Prayer

The following is an old Celtic prayer.  It has been called the Christ Canticle and was often a part of Celtic Christian liturgy.  I find this prayer to be a great way to start my day, especially when the day ahead could be stressful. I … [Read More...]

I Want to Win the Lottery, God!

Tom was a faithful guy.  He loved the Lord and did his very best to serve God.   One day, Tom was deep in a wonderful daydream.  He was lost in the fantasy of winning the lottery.  Oh, what he could do with a few million dollars. … [Read More...]

Growing Up in Christ: Friends not Servants

When my sons were younger, age three or four, it was perfectly reasonable for us as parents to set out their clothing, help them get dressed, cross the street and prepare their dinner plate.   Imagine if my son, the eldest being 21, still waited for mom and … [Read More...]

Blind Faith or Faith Filled Living?

“Oh no... I don't believe in works at all” he said. “I just believe that the sin we do is on one side, and the good things we do are on the other, and we hope the good outweighs or at least reduces the bad side!” “ Hmm Sounds like works to me” as I waded a … [Read More...]