Category: Stillness

Lovers Love to be Alone

23/7/2019
Lovers Love to be Alone

'We are still prone to value or affirm a kind of heroic exhaustion as being what God wants. Even today you hear people preaching in this kind of way.

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The Drift of the Hour

2/7/2019
The Drift of the Hour

There are people who talk about God, and there are people who know God. ~ Richard Rohr Spiritual ambition does not wed the yearnings of a carnal soul.

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Intimacy Gained

16/5/2019
Intimacy Gained

Intimacy and busyness are rarely wed, they are unnatural partners. The following tale has often been repeated:  .

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Punching the Pillow

19/8/2018
Punching the Pillow

Around AD 95 on rugged volcanic terrain in the Greek Mediterranean a banished apostle John sat with his God. His island of exile was Patmos. He wrote Revelation.

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Satan's Most Masterful Stroke Against Christians?

9/5/2018
Satan's Most Masterful Stroke Against Christians?

Is Christianity stumbling, nay falling to senseless men? Has it become subject to those without spiritual reason? Is the contemporary Christian casual, or are they casualties? We Christians have: the richest of faiths,the storehouses...

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The Making of the Soul

2/12/2017
The Making of the Soul

What craziness has caught us, what malaise has fallen upon us, that our individual prayer as much as our praying together could fall for such a bold deception: that our words...

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Under New Management

17/7/2017
Under New Management

Aiden Wilson Tozer was a larger than life twentieth century prophet, who wore the mantle and knew the sackcloth and ashes.

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9 Shelters of Wisdom

1/5/2017
9 Shelters of Wisdom

When I pause my body I also still my soul. It is then my soul reaches a safe shelter, and I can set my mind to dwell above.

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5 Tips to Service the Soul

9/11/2016
5 Tips to Service the Soul

Decay is both the world's enemy and its fabric. Fundamental to life is maintenance lest downfall arrive. Life's upkeep is attended to for peace, or neglected at peril.

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The Drift of Hearts

8/11/2016
The Drift of Hearts

Whoever truly captures your heart today will own all your tomorrows. It is my heart's devotion or its absence today that will impact my present and steer my future.

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The Profit of Meditation

3/11/2016
The Profit of Meditation

Life is completely occupied. Western man daily roams stupefied to distraction by the persistent bombardment of living - we seldom take the opportunity to be and omit to do.

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By The Stream of Solitude

16/10/2016
By The Stream of Solitude

Flowing into each life arrives the season to sit in new streams. To seek solitude is one such stream. Solitude is not for the faint-hearted.

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Exploring Solitude#

7/7/2016
Exploring Solitude#

The thought of striking a paddle upstream against the tide of crowds is daunting at the least when it is far easier to be connected 24/7.

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Solitude & Me#

6/7/2016
Solitude & Me#

As with our Lord and St. Benedict, I too require solitude's fields of refreshment. In solitude I discover more of Jesus. He then disarms me with love.

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St Benedict did Solitude#

5/7/2016
St Benedict did Solitude#

Saint Benedict (c480-550) was not always a human saint. Born as Roman nobility, he would abandon his normal studies around the turn of the sixth century.

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Jesus did Solitude#

4/7/2016
Jesus did Solitude#

Did Jesus ever make a mistake? His brief season upon planet earth was punctuated in silence, devotion and prayerful solitude. A model we all would do well to heed.

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Alone & In Love

15/4/2016
Alone & In Love

Lovers do not care to share their lover. The heart in love yearns to give to, and share their lover's full attention.

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The Elijah Enigma

10/4/2016
The Elijah Enigma

If ever there is an archetypal prophet, an enigma to the common mind, a man given to a roller-coaster faith - it must be Elijah.

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Hooked On Heaven

1/2/2016
Hooked On Heaven

Deliberately favored are those the Lord draws into His presence, for they understand the pleasures and work of this earth are mere phantoms, thieves of time.

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The Purity of Solitude

1/11/2015
The Purity of Solitude

A human spirit encompassed by silence, a soul released from today and a body absent of distress always gains health with solitude.

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HIGHER GROUND#

27/9/2015
HIGHER GROUND#

There is a secret to spiritual survival in an erupting world; it is for all who would steadfastly confess the Christ.

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Sweet Stillness

2/8/2015
Sweet Stillness

Albert Benjamin Simpson (1843-1919) is silent within Christendom today, but this has not always been his way.

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How to Unplug Life

26/7/2015
How to Unplug Life

Plugs manage every moment of every day. Black, white, regular and irregular shaped plastic appendages are poked into walls, sockets and all power sources.

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Loving What Is Better

9/3/2015
Loving What Is Better

One thing I ask from the Lord,     this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord     all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of...

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Slow-Motion Devotion

9/2/2015
Slow-Motion Devotion

Your eyes gaze upwards, filling with tears that refuse to be restrained. It is very dark, not cold, but oh so dark. It shouldn't be, it is only mid-afternoon.

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One Spiritual Success Secret!

3/11/2014
One Spiritual Success Secret!

Soul Snack 210/14 . . . Mankind is skilled at seeking spiritual success in all the wrong places. Christians have learned spiritual success is first doing and not being.

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Melting My Heart!

1/9/2014
Melting My Heart!

Soul Snack 167/14 . . . The most precious time upon earth is dwelling in God's presence; it is a mere morsel of eternity.

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Configuring My Day

28/7/2014
Configuring My Day

Soul Snack 142/14 . . . The most valuable earthly activity is the pursuit of God's presence. The most precious time upon earth is stopping in God's presence.

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Pillar 5 ~ Separation

2/3/2014
Pillar 5 ~ Separation

Soul Snack 42/14 . . . Separation and holiness are two sides of the same coin. Separation is the foundation, the first vertical pier of solitude.

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Morning Sickness

10/11/2013

Soul Snack 215/13 . . . Morning Sickness Mornings are important to God. Jesus held the habit of rising before sunrise.

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The Secret Place ~ A

26/5/2013

Soul Snack 98/13 . . . The Secret Place ~ A God rescued the Israelites from Egypt. He accompanied them to the Sinai desert.

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Stopping Scholarship

26/3/2013

Soul Snack 182/13 . . . Stopping ScholarshipA wisp of divine breath passes over each and every soul - it whispers there is more.

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The Bedroom of the Soul

4/12/2011

Soul Snack 212/11 . . . The Bedroom of the Soul. Ii is my guess that you have seen a teenager's dishevelled bedroom once or twice. Hmm . .

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Fuelishness

15/11/2011

Soul Snack 199/11 . . . 'Fuelishness' Into the middle of daily routine and the muddle of mixed-up feelings a small voice attempts to softly whisper.

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The Highway of Time

22/6/2011

Soul Snack 99/11. . . The Highway of Time The acquiring of more time ihas acquired plague proportions within western Christianity.

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A Sister's Stoush

26/8/2010

Soul Snack 143/10 . . . A Sister's Stoush In a wanton abandon she neglected the duties of life and sat at His feet.

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God's garden

23/6/2010

Soul Snack 98/10 . . . God's garden Bees buzzed, birds whistled and the world hummed. The sun shone, the leaves glistened and the breeze caressed.

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Searching for Stillness

10/5/2010

Soul Snack 114/11 . . . Searching for stillness A soul-lifting sunrise speaks of calm. The post-dawn chirping of bright little beaks promises well-being.

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Memory Lane

29/4/2010

Soul Snack 61/10 . . . Memory Lane Sealed in pure white, this dazzling female figure stretched aimlessly across the table to an absent engagement.

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Famine or feast!

17/2/2010

Soul Snack 14/10 . . . Famine or feast! Starvation is to be avoided. The World Health Organistaion (W. H. O.

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Alone with Jesus - A

29/9/2009

Soul Snack 9/168 . . . Alone with Jesus - A Deliverance, healings and preaching had wearied these dishevelled disciples.

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Drinking the Divine

26/3/2009

Soul Snack S4 . . . Drinking the Divine Tinged in the green of good health, she knelt. Silence lightly cascaded over every sinew of her soul.

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Soul Space

26/5/2008

Soul Snack 8/79 . . . "Soul Space" The air cool and fresh, the mood quiet and still.

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Escape to God

22/4/2008

Soul Snack 8/56 . . . Escape to God. An elderly Moses and an eternal God meet yet again. The long-suffering Moses approaches an even longer-suffering God.

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Thirsty Souls

28/2/2008

SOUL SNACK 8/20 . . . THIRSTY SOULS As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you O God.

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Pilgrim's Progress

12/2/2008

Soul Snack 8/8 . . . Pilgrim's Progress "Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage.

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The Mistaken Pilgrimage

7/2/2008

Soul Snack 86/12 . . . The Mistaken Pilgrimage After escaping Egypt the Israelites enjoyed abundant daily food from heaven. They wore sandals that refused to wear out.

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