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Speaking to the Soul: Three Weeks In

by Linda McMillan Deuteronomy 4:2 Matthew 5:19 Lent is that time of year when we get to makeup a few commandments of our own! By either giving up or taking on, we declare one thing or another to be sin for these six weeks. There’s the old stand-by of chocolate, of...

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Forward Day By Day – March 22, 2017

When the sun sets and night comes, many people turn on the lights. When my wife and I leave home in the evening, she will say, “Let’s leave on a couple of lights to welcome us home.” At bedtime, my younger son would say, “Dad, leave the hall light on, and crack my...

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Listen: Week 4 | Day 4

It can be too easy to make assumptions or presumptions about what we or others need. Br. Keith Nelson explores how listening itself can be an act of loving service. Question: What is the balance between your listening and your speaking? Share your answer in the...

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Photographs: Happening #78

Photograph by Annie Jung Happening #78 was held at the Solomon Episcopal Conference from March 10-12. Happening is a youth-led spiritual formation weekend designed for high school teens. It is an amazing experience that changes the way they think about themselves and...

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Self Care: Inspiration From T.S. Elliot

One of my New Year’s resolutions this year was to read more literature – specifically novels and poetry. I’m a pretty voracious consumer of online news and magazines, particularly those focused on social and political commentary, but I decided that...

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Self Care: Inspiration From T.S. Eliot

One of my New Year’s resolutions this year was to read more literature – specifically novels and poetry. I’m a pretty voracious consumer of online news and magazines, particularly those focused on social and political commentary, but I decided that...

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Forward Day By Day – March 21, 2017

Several years ago, I spent a summer participating in a pastoral care internship. As the summer progressed, I realized I was really doing an internship on learning to listen. I came to understand that listening is essential for good pastoral care, but it is also...

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Speaking to the Soul: What Is Wholeness?

by Kimberly Knowle-Zeller It seems a fitting question to ponder this Lent.   For me, I don’t think I can talk about wholeness without talking about what it means to be broken.   And the best way I can talk about both wholeness and brokenness is with a story....

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Ministry of Prayer and Intercession: Week 4 | Day 3

How can prayer address human suffering and unjust structures in the world? Br. James Koester shares his own experiences of the power of prayer around the struggles in South Africa and Northern Ireland. Question: For what place or situation in the world will you devote...

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Forward Day By Day – March 20, 2017

Growing up isn’t limited to children or a particular age group. Regardless of age, we are all in the process of growing up, and that is hard work. Ultimately, growing up is about running away to our Father’s house. Sometimes growing up means leaving our physical or...

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Sight for the Blind

The post Sight for the Blind appeared first on d365 Daily Devotionals. This post appeared here first: Sight for the Blind [D365 Daily...

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Speaking to the Soul: The other father

by Sarah Brock Today’s Readings for the Feast of Saint Joseph AM  Psalm 132; Isaiah 63:7-16 PM  Psalm 34; 2 Chronicles 6:12-17; Ephesians 3:14-21 Matthew 1:18-25   I wonder if sometimes we give Joseph the short end of the stick. We don’t really know all that much...

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Confess the Good: Week 4 | Day 2

What if you were asked to confess… to all the good you’ve done? Br. Mark Brown shares how important it is that we acknowledge all the ways that God’s power is and has been active in our lives. Question: How are you already responding to human need? Share...

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Forward Day By Day – March 19, 2017

The Samaritan woman’s question about living water is not just a question; it is also a confession. She doesn’t have “living water” and doesn’t know where to get it. I know this woman, and I understand her. Maybe you do too. I have plunged my thirsty bucket into...

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Speaking to the Soul: Wild Waters

by Linda McMillan   This encounter is for thirst quenching, for knowing and for being known.   John 4:5-42   On his cross, Jesus said, “I thirst.” The need for water is one of the few things which link every human being on earth. It’s one of the basics....

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Channels of Mission: Week 4 | Day 1

Suffering is a part of the human condition that none of us completely escapes. As Br. David Vryhof explains in this introduction to the fourth week of the series, it is a “Mark” of God’s love operating in our lives when we respond to human need by...

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Forward Day By Day – March 18, 2017

I have a pretty long wish list. I have places I want to go. I have things I want to do. I have dreams I want to come true. I have visions of who I want to be. I want. I suspect we all have wants. The issue isn’t whether we have wants but rat....(View this reading and...

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Speaking to the Soul: God in Creation

by Linda Ryan   The wider our contemplation of creation, the grander is our conception of God.  –  Cyril of Jerusalem This week I’ve been thinking about climate, weather, and all that they entail. It could be that the temperature here in the Phoenix...

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