Engage Your Heart and Mind with Scripture While at Work
May 28th, 2018

Engage Your Heart and Mind with Scripture While at Work

Michael Dechane

When I imagine Jesus working alongside Joseph, learning his father’s trade as a carpenter, I wonder how much they talked. Woodworking has always been a noisy business, and that makes conversation hard. Imagine, though, how important those times of working and talking together must have been as Jesus was ...

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Discovering Jesus’s Indiscriminate Love in the Gospels
February 26th, 2018

Discovering Jesus’s Indiscriminate Love in the Gospels

Rosalie J. Karjala

The Ignatian spiritual exercise of Gospel Contemplation lets you use your imagination to interact with a passage of Scripture. The reflection below delves into Luke 7:36-50. Feel free to try it on your own! Read the Gospel passage twice slowly. Close your eyes and reflect: What do ...

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How to Become One of the Bible’s Scribes
February 19th, 2018

How to Become One of the Bible’s Scribes

Davina McDonald

My friend Denny writes out Scripture, word for word, into the pages of his journal. He’s been doing it for some time. As he writes, he pays attention to the sentence structure and dwells on the passage’s meaning. The process has helped to shift his focus while engaging the unfamiliar, and ...

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What is Biblical Self-Care and How Can I Practice It?
October 1st, 2017

What is Biblical Self-Care and How Can I Practice It?

Joanna Mikhail

There is a lot of talk about self-care these days. It comes in all kinds of different forms: “me time, ” “treating myself, ” “boundaries, ” and a multi-billion dollar “self-improvement” industry. Often the mantra of “self-care” just feels self-ish, a tagline to the individualistic self-centeredness of our day. ...

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How Labyrinths Can Help Us Walk in the Peace Jesus Promises
September 11th, 2017

How Labyrinths Can Help Us Walk in the Peace Jesus Promises

Christina Miller

The light slants on smooth marble. The room is still. Everything has been cleared, even the hard pews and baptismal font, those familiar markers of corporate worship. An elaborate pattern is laid out in front of me, taking up the majority of the floor. In twists and turns, it ...

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