Still Saturday: Strength

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There is a special strength that is born in solitude. Crows travel in flocks, and wolves in packs, but the lion and eagle are usually found alone. Strength is found not in busyness and noise but in quietness. For a lake to reflect the heavens on its surface, it must be calm. ~L.B. Cowman, Streams […]

Still Saturday: Interruptions

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  The most purposeful people I know rarely overmanage time, and when they do it’s usually because they’re lapsing into drivenness, into a loss of purpose for which they overcompensate with mere busyness. No, the distinguishing mark of the purposeful is not time management. It’s that they notice. They’re fully awake. Jesus, for example. He […]

Richard Foster on Silence and Writing

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I’ve been a Richard Foster fan for years. I’ve got the first editions of Celebration of Discipline (named by Christianity Today as one of the top 10 most influential books of the 20th century) and Freedom of Simplicity. Way back when, I led a Sunday School group through FOS—which probably amounted to simply reading aloud every […]

40 Words of Lent 2014: Day 5 (scripture sunday)

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Jesus stopped and called them. “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked. “Lord,” they answered, “we want our sight.” Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed him. ~Matthew 20:32-34 Word Count: 40 Today’s Reading: Celebrating the wonder of rest and reflecting on […]