Working at Rest: Make a Breathing Space For Yourself at Christmas

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By Jordan Dillon I work on my day off. My mind organizes tomorrow’s tasks as I lay down to sleep. I squeeze in errands between appointments. I review our family calendar while I clean up after dinner. I review the family budget while I pump gas into our minivan. My down time isn’t always rest. [Read More...]


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Can your work be worship….

….even if you work on a construction site? RightNow Media thinks so: For more, check out the Work as Worship Network site. [Read more...]


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Paralyzed by Grace? What We Can Learn From Monastic Discipline

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Adapted from Grateful to the Dead.   We wonder today why we are spiritually anemic. This post from the monasticism chapter of my forthcoming Medieval Wisdom: An Exploration with C S Lewis moves on from the first of the “principles of mastery”–passion–to the third–discipline. Holiness is not optional, and it requires effort All this talk of [Read More...]


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Advent and the grace of delayed gratification

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By Christopher Edmonston   In our world of instant delivery and fast passes, the countercultural season of Advent offers no shortcuts. Instead, we must walk slowly alongside the expectant couple, beholding the ordinary and tuning our hearts to the Holy Spirit, writes a Presbyterian pastor. This post originally appeared at Faith and Leadership. Years ago, [Read More...]


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Praying for Paris and More

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By Mike Coyner The terrible events of this past weekend in Paris remind us to pray for the people of Paris and France as they deal with the aftermath of another terror attack in their country. The outpouring of care and sympathy to the victims has been heart-warming, but unfortunately accompanied (as usual on social [Read More...]


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A prayer and a poem for #VeteransDay

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(or, as my British relatives call it, Remembrance Day…) Almighty God, we commend to your gracious care and keeping all the men and women of our armed forces at home and abroad. Defend them day by day with your heavenly grace; strengthen them in their trials and temptations; give them courage to face the perils [Read More...]


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