fasting experiences

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Last night at our small group meeting, we shared our respective experiences in fasting this week. Some of the descriptors of this week’s experience: weakness, distraction, lack of focus in prayer, bad mood, temptation . … Read More

Fasting during Lent

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Our Thursday home group has been discussing the spiritual discipline of fasting in recent weeks. We have decided as a group to fast together on Wednesdays (or Thursdays, if work prohibits on Wednesdays) during the … Read More

Green with Envy

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Today in my old home city of Philadelphia a victory parade of epic proportions is taking place.  For those of you completely out of touch, the Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl on Sunday! I … Read More

A Profitable Lent

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Have you noticed the daylight hours are already lasting a little longer? That means the season of Lent must be near at hand! “Lent” derives from the old English word for “spring” (“lencten”), the season … Read More

Many Hardships

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For those of you following our daily Scripture reading plan, maybe you noticed a common theme in the readings earlier this week was striving. In the Genesis 16 reading, strife takes over Abram’s household after … Read More

Of Bricks and Stones

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“As for you, be fruitful and increase in number; multiply on the earth and increase upon it.” (Genesis 9:7) God said these words to Noah after the flood, repeating the imperative given to Adam in … Read More