Health/recovery

len on August 30th, 2013

Richard Rohr writes, “Do men approach spirituality differently than women, have different starting places and different symbols? My studied opinion is that we do have quite different entrance points, but nevertheless end up much the same, because the goal is identical — union, divine union, where we are being guided by One who is neither […]

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len on August 19th, 2013

I spent some time scanning through Swartley’s new book a few weeks back, and some parts of it look outstanding. The book is divided into three parts: 1. Healing 2. Health Care 3. Toward New Paradigms I found this fourth chapter in Part I, “Biblical and Theological Analysis of Healing,” particularly good. Here is a […]

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len on August 14th, 2013

“Make your home in me, as I make mine in you.” John 15:4 Love bonds – are based on love and characterized by truth, closeness, intimacy, joy, peace, perseverance and authentic giving. Fear bonds – are based on fear and characterized by pain, humiliation, desperation, shame, guilt, and/or fear of rejection, abandonment, or detrimental consequences. […]

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len on July 18th, 2013

“Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life… I think perfectionism is based on the obsessive belief that if you run carefully enough, hitting each stepping-stone just right, you won’t have to die. The truth is that you will die anyway […]

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len on July 11th, 2013

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len on May 9th, 2013

This is the title of the 1993 book by Larry Mulholland Jr, subtitled “A Road Map for Spiritual Formation.” This is an unusual little book, because it maps spiritual formation by the Myers-Briggs personality types. Are you an INTJ? Chances are solitude is no problem for you. Are you and ENTP? Solitude is a challenge; […]

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len on April 29th, 2013

I am a feminist. What that means for me is that I recognize that half of the Body of Christ in the world is female, yet wrongly, they have been restricted from claiming their full inheritance by the other half. Even where this is not true, my bias is toward empowerment and making place for […]

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len on April 28th, 2013

So, friends, every day do something that won’t compute. Love the Lord. Love the world. Work for nothing. Take all that you have and be poor. Love someone who does not deserve it… Go with your love to the fields. Lie down in the shade. Rest your head in her lap. Swear allegiance to what […]

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len on April 19th, 2013

Robin Mark, that gifted worshipper from Ireland, wrote a song that appeared on an early album titled “Shout to the North.” It was an intercessory song, and one of the calls was addressed to a church with broken wings. And it’s true: churches are filled with broken people. Or more precisely: as a people, we […]

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len on April 18th, 2013

Richard Rohr writes, “Do men approach spirituality differently than women, have different starting places and different symbols? My studied opinion is that we do have quite different entrance points, but nevertheless end up much the same, because the goal is identical — union, divine union, where we are being guided by One who is neither […]

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