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Tag Archives: courage

The Power of Surrender

Spirituality and Addiction The Power of Surrender Friday, November 19, 2021 Author and activist Holly Whitaker does not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to sobriety, but she fully embraces “surrender” as vital for any healing and recovery to occur. I’d always considered the word surrender to be blasphemous. Surrender was never a possibility to consider;… Continue Reading The Power of Surrender

Joining the Prophetic Chorus

Prophetic Imagination Joining the Prophetic Chorus Friday, March 26, 2021 While the most well-known Hebrew prophets are presumably male, such as Jeremiah, Isaiah, and Ezekiel, the Bible also contains little-known women prophets such as Deborah (Judges 4:4–5), Huldah (2 Kings 22) and Anna (mentioned in Luke 2:36). Rabbi Tikva Frymer-Kensky shares one example of this… Continue Reading Joining the Prophetic Chorus

Liberation: Weekly Summary

Liberation Saturday, January 23, 2021 Week Three Summary and Practice Sunday, January 17–Friday, January 22, 2021 Sunday The story of Israel symbolically describes the experience of our own liberation by God, which is both an outer freedom and an inner freedom. Monday Liberation requires individuals willing to stand when no one else will, to sit… Continue Reading Liberation: Weekly Summary

Type Six: The Need for Security

Enneagram Part Three: Head Center Type Six: The Need for Security Thursday, March 12, 2020 Holy Idea: Holy Strength, Holy Faith Virtue: Courage Passion: Fear [1] People who are predominantly type Six have tremendous gifts: they are cooperative, team players, reliable, and loyal. In relationships, one can count on their fidelity. Their friendships are marked… Continue Reading Type Six: The Need for Security

Searching for Meaning

Suffering: Week 1 Searching for Meaning Monday, October 15, 2018 During the next two weeks I will reflect on suffering and how we might recognize God’s image and likeness in people even—and perhaps especially—during hard times. Some of the greatest wisdom has come from those who experienced unspeakable trauma and harm. Holocaust survivor and respected… Continue Reading Searching for Meaning

Persecuted for My Sake

Suffering: Week 1 Persecuted for My Sake Sunday, October 14, 2018 You’re blessed when your commitment to God provokes persecution. The persecution drives you even deeper into God’s kingdom. . . .  And know that you are in good company. My prophets and witnesses have always gotten into this kind of trouble. —Matthew 5:10, 12,… Continue Reading Persecuted for My Sake

Changing Our View of God

Hope in the Darkness Changing Our View of God Wednesday, September 6, 2017 Through darkness and doubt often come the greatest creativity and faith. Our faith is strengthened every time we go through a period of questioning: “Why do I believe this? Do I believe this at all? What do I base my life on?”… Continue Reading Changing Our View of God

Alternative Orthodoxy

The Wisdom Tradition Alternative Orthodoxy Thursday, January 8, 2015 Most Christian churches have spent an awful lot of time concerned about maintaining verbal and ritual orthodoxy—the official doctrines and liturgies (when even the Roman church legitimates at least 16 forms of the Mass in all of its Eastern Rites!). We must be honest and admit… Continue Reading Alternative Orthodoxy

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