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Injustice at the Table

Injustice at the Table

– Andy Wade –   The best and brightest were invited. But one by one they made excuses for why they couldn’t come. Undaunted, the host quickly sent word into the surrounding community – all were welcome, come and dine! Was the point of this story injustice at the table? I hadn’t really read this(…)

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Does God Really Hear Our Prayers?

Does God Really Hear Our Prayers?

Tom and I are away on retreat, listen and discerning God’s guidance for the next several months.  This is always a refreshing and renewing time for me and I look forward to these days with great expectation. I am confident that God always hears what I have to say and God always speaks to me.(…)

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The Inclusive Garden

The Inclusive Garden

– Andy Wade – Some of you have been following the developments in our family’s backyard garden. Transforming our backyard from grass to sanctuary has enriched our table as well as our souls. It’s a place of quiet, of reflection, of prayer, and where God can teach us about the intricate patterns and relationships in(…)

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Help Us Grow Into the New Year.

Help Us Grow Into the New Year.

I suspect that your email box, like mine is full this morning or messages from 501 (c) 3 organizations that are hoping for an end of year donation. I know it is impossible to give to all those who bless your life over the year but as you consider your last minute gifts we do(…)

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Lord Help Me To Live Simply – A Prayer

Still grappling with these words from Daniel Taylor’s book In Search of Sacred Places: Simplicity is no great virtue unless wedded to right priorities. A desirable simplicity entails the recognition of what is important in life, coupled with the strength of will to structure one’s daily existence around that recognition. It requires minimizing the impact of(…)

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Interruptions that Bless Our Lives

This has been a season of interruptions for me, events that disrupt the normal rhythm of my life, sometimes with joy, sometimes with sorrow. The last couple of days have been no exception. Monday I spent to Jeff Pratt  whom I know from my days on the mercy ship Anastasis. Jeff currently leads YWAM Axiom and Axiom(…)

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Am I Fully Recognized For What I Am?

It is just over two weeks since my mother died and I am back in Seattle feeling somewhat normal and re-anchored. This is a time of reevaluation for me. One friend wisely commented No matter our age, I think the passing of our mothers awakens a new life stage for us. I think she is(…)

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The Art of Pilgrimage Part 1 by Mary De Jong.

The Art of Pilgrimage Part 1 by Mary De Jong.

Today’s post is the first in a series contributed by Mary De Jong regarding her recent pilgrimage to Iona. The article was first posted at asacredjourney.net Mary lives in Seattle, Washington (USA) and has traveled to Iona many times, both on personal pilgrimage and as a retreat leader for personal discernment pilgrimages and retreats. Her personal(…)

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Prayers for the Journey

This post consists of prayers posted each day on the Light for the Journey Facebook page – enjoy Today’s prayer inspired by this quote from Jan Johnson’s book When the Soul Listens: “Contemplative prayer and the contemplative lifestyle it will create, is really for those who are ready to quit the small, self-absorbed confines of(…)

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In the Back Yard by Gary Heard

In the Back Yard by Gary Heard

This morning’s post is written by Gary Heard, pastor of The Eighth Day – A baptist community on the edge of West Melbourne. It was first posted on Gary’s new blog Heard the Whispers which he writes with his wife Ev Heard. Gary and Ev have been part of the international core of Mustard Seed(…)

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