Life Hacks: Journaling

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  John Stott, a famous writer once wrote “It is my conviction that our heavenly Father says the same thing to us every day: ‘My dear child, you must always remember who you are’. “ Journaling is a way to get in touch with how God feels about you, your true self, and a way to process the conversations you …

Listening Well

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Listening Well by Roe Dodgen There are many aspects of self that are present when we listen. We listen from our particular giftedness. If we are gifted with mercy or the gift of teaching, we listen from that perspective: We listen from our culture and from our cultural experience. We listen from our gender. We listen from our pain and …

Prayer

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  Prayer is simply talking to God. God is able to be all places and He knows all about what we are thinking and feeling. In Psalms 61, the Psalmist talks of our souls not being able to be at rest until it finds its rest in God alone.  At the core of prayer, we long for this rest, to …

Listening: Receiving Others

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Listening: Receiving Others By Roe Dodgen Listening is a tender gift we give to others. It is much more than sitting and being quiet. Dietrich Bonhoffer, in ‘Life Together’ wrote, “Christians have forgotten that the ministry of listening has been committed to them by Him who is Himself the great listener and whose work they share. We listen with the …

Lectio Divinia: A life-changing practice

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Lectio Divinia Meditative Scripture Reading   When Roe Dodgen first joined the Treasures team several years ago, she introduced us to the practice of ‘Lection Divina’. Somehow, every time she lead us in the exercise below, I felt like I had a fresh encounter with God.   It has been a great practice in developing our individual “God-listening skills” and …