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An Inside Job by Julie Moore

I was thinking about what I wrote in the last post about raising a spiritual being, and thought maybe I should have put a little more emphasis on the prayer component... because that's pretty freakin' important. I mean, we're certainly talking about matters that are in God's realm. Okay, I know that there's nothing that ISN'T in His realm, but this especially is.

Anyway, I can certainly talk 'til I'm blue in the face about religious stuff. I can make Bill go to church. I can send him to Catholic school... I can (attempt to) model what I think is authentic Christianity... However, these are all just EXTERNAL things a person can do, while it's primarily and INSIDE job. That is to say, it's mostly about what's going on with God and in Bill's heart isn't it? Something I, personally, have no control over. But God does. I do believe in free will, but I also believe that God can influence us, change us, help us think about things right. And maybe it helps if we ask Him to.

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Introduction: Teresa of Avila: Selections from The Interior Castle by Dallas Willard

Dallas-WillardFrom Teresa of Avila: Selections from The Interior Castle, HarperCollins Spiritual Classics, 2004, pp. xiii-xi. Also available inThe Great Omission, San Francisco: HarperCollins, 2006, pp. 206-209.

I first studied Teresa of Avila's Interior Castle twenty or so years ago, after many years of efforts to understand, live, and communicate what the spiritual life portrayed in the Bible was meant to be. I had found many helpful companions on The Way, spread across time and space and "denominational distinctives." But this book and this author immediately announced themselves as a unique presence of God in my life. The book provided instruction on a living relationship with God that I had found nowhere else. I think it very likely that you will experience the same refreshing shock as I did when you read this book.

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Some Titles and Works of the Holy Spirit by Keith A. Fournier

Deacon Keith FournierThe Holy Spirit, the third person of the Holy Trinity, is referred to in a rich variety of ways in the Scriptures.  As we contemplate the various biblical titles and descriptions of the Holy Spirit, compiled by Deacon Keith Fournier, we'll be surprised at how much more insight we'll gain into who He is and what He does.  I encourage you to meditate on these Scriptures in your prayer time and pray to the Holy Spirit using these various titles.

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Favorites

  • Shut It Tight, T Bone Burnett +

    I find it hard sometimes to say the way that I feel I do the very things I hate to Read More
  • Home: a video clip of Going Home by Libera +

    What is home? Is it a house or something more? Is home where you grew up, where you live, or Read More
  • The Dynamics of the Spiritual Life +

    Our emotional lives and our spiritual lives have different dynamics. The ups and downs of our emotional life depend a Read More
  • Like Anyone Else: Solomon Burke +

    I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • The Idol of Personal Peace and Affluence +

    Francis Schaeffer discusses modern man’s humanistic thought, and its relationship to the only values that were held: personal peace and Read More
  • The Beginning of PCA: Francis Schaeffer +

    "A Step Forward" [The Presbyterian Journal, 6 March 1974, pages 7-8] Shortly after the formation of the Presbyterian Church in Read More
  • A Change in Our Society: Francis Schaeffer +

    A Christian Manifesto by Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer This address was delivered by the late Dr. Schaeffer in 1982 at Read More
  • The Universe and Two Chairs: Francis Schaeffer +

    In the course of this book we have focused attention on the way God looks at the culture of our Read More
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