Tag: Spiritual Discipline

Our invitation to living faith day by day

Whether we live inside or outside of religious enclosures, the monastic concept of balancing our lives and ordering them around God offers hope for living a deeper and more fulfilling spiritual life. Debra K. Farrington Living Faith Day by Day How the Sacred Rules of Monastic Tradition Can Help You Live Spiritually in the Modern ...

Open to criticism and discipline

For the Lord disciplines the one he loves,     and chastises every son whom he receives. ~ Hebrews 12:6-7, ESV ~ Part of our human nature is that we will make mistakes. We also have a deep sense of feeling incomplete. Otherwise, if we were perfect, we'd not make mistakes and possess a sense of being whole. ...

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Seven Things Jesus Might Say to Someone Struggling with Addiction – iDisciple

We need and crave peace, especially when our world is caving in. If we listen, then we can hear our Savior speaking to us ... even during addiction. Addiction is the kind of disease that can really break a person down. It causes embarrassment, guilt, and feelings of inadequacy. People struggling with addiction often feel ...

Without complaining

Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, ~ Philippians 2:14-15, ESV ~ Our natural tendency is to complain about life. Whether it is a minor inconvenience and annoyance, or, a difficult situation. We ...

A Rare Possession

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. ~ Romans 1:16, ESV ~ Denzel Washington plays a blind character in a dystopian world. With him, is a book he reads through. Later, we find that this book ...

Let’s Take the Time to Ask

And when they prevailed[over them, the Hagrites and all who were with them were given into their hands, for they cried out to God in the battle, and he granted their urgent plea because they trusted in him. ~ 1 Chronicles 5:20, ESV ~ Reason people struggle in their recovery is because they are faced with a ...

In the Footsteps of the Master

If anyone serves , he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him. ~ John 12:26, ESV ~ We are set free from the bondage and enslavement substance use has brought upon us because we follow in the footsteps of our ...

The Power of Prayer

And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins ... that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.  ~ James 5:15-16, ...

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The “Dones” and the Need for Revolutionary Christian Writing

Why Do the Best People Say They Are Done? Josh Packard, Ph.D., a sociologist, has done some research into this question in his book, Church Refugees.  In interviews, he discovered people keep hearing the same old lectures from the pulpit. They do not want to “plop, pray and pay,” but want to be involved with others ...

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