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Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery it is. In the boredom and pain of it, no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it, because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace.

FREDERICK BUECHNER

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Music, stories, spiritual formation, and random thoughts of faith

Silence in the Way of Jesus

“A word with power is a word that comes out of silence. A word that bears fruit is a word that emerges from the silence and returns to it. It is a word that reminds us of the silence from which it comes and leads us back to that silence.” Henri Nouwen, The Way of the Heart I have been pressing into the connection between the formation that happens through the contemplative life and the [...]

The Way of Humility

Humility. It all comes down to that. The Christian life (that is, following in the way of Jesus) is a way of humility. I know it may be hard to see that in a society that seems to rotate on an axis of power. Yes, even in the church. There is a refocus that is needed - a revival of Christ-centeredness. When our lives rotate on an axis of power, it is about pride and [...]

Walking at the Pace of Jesus

We aren't made to keep up the pace that many of us find ourselves in. Hustle, busy, and how much we can do and how well we do it is often embraced by our culture. Well, eventually, we max out. We have to stop. Recently, as a part of the sermon series "Following the Way: The Simple Patterns of Jesus," I shared the message "Walking at the pace of Jesus." These thoughts are something that [...]

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