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Top Hits

Top Hits

In social media, there’s a Throwback Thursday tradition of looking back. In that spirit, I’ve been encouraged to look back at the statistics and see what people have actually been reading on this website. I’m heartened. Over the years, the greatest interest has been shown in The Liturgy of the hours, the Daily Office, Daily… Continue Reading

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Christian Contemplative Practice

Christian Contemplative Practice

At a recent conference I participated in, there was an introduction to Centering Prayer and to the increasingly-popular practice of mindfulness. I have a passion for the contemplative tradition within Christianity and a concern when it seems to me that the ball of that tradition – which today should be accessible to all – is… Continue Reading

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Four Stages of Life

I’m reading Hermits; The Insights of Solitude and appreciating what it offers, including a lot of the quotes it presents. In a book focusing mainly on solitude in the Christian tradition, I was taken by the chapter on Ramakrishna in which it reminded me that life, for a Hindu, is divided into four stages: bramacarya… Continue Reading

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It’s Not Christian Mindfulness

It’s Not Christian Mindfulness

  In discussions about mindfulness where I bring in the Christian traditions of deep prayer, contemplation, and meditation, I regularly receive responses akin to: “Yes, they are all aiming for the same thing.” And soon, the other person will proceed with what they see as the aim of both the Christian and their practice of… Continue Reading

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Christian Mindfulness

Christian Mindfulness

Mindfulness is everywhere. Practices from Buddhism and Hinduism are being used in home, schools, and workplaces. People are cleansing their chakras, feeling their breathing, and visualising… Schools are practicing mindfulness at the start of every lesson… While some have criticised the trendiness as McMindfulness, I want to focus here on this being yet another example… Continue Reading

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Praying With Your Partner

Praying With Your Partner

I recently read a thought-provoking article on “the most overlooked characteristic of who you want to marry“. Kevin Thompson wrote about “In sickness and in health”. Few people consider sickness and suffering when picking a mate. They consider how the other person might look in the morning or what bad habits they might have. They… Continue Reading

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Lord, Teach Us to Pray

Lord, Teach Us to Pray

Jesus was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.’ He said to them, ‘When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. And forgive us… Continue Reading

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