Category Archives: spirituality

Watching New Hampshire

Everyone likes a winner. We line up behind people who are successful in areas we think are important. So the current political polls showing Donald Trump leading the Republicans reveal a great deal about our values as a country. Trump … Continue reading

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Second Friday of Lent/March 6/Prayers of Examen

Luke 10:38-42 (NIV)   “As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him.  She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet … Continue reading

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First Wednesday of Lent/Feb 25

Matthew 6:9-13 (KJV) “Our Father, Who art in Heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom Come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive … Continue reading

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First Monday of Lent/Feb 23

Isaiah 43:1-3 (ESV) But now thus says the Lord,
he who created you, O Jacob,
he who formed you, O Israel:
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I … Continue reading

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First Sunday of Lent

Luke 11:1 (NKJV) Now it came to pass, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, that one of his disciples said to Him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples. It’s an … Continue reading

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Intimacy with God

A.W.Tozer said, “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”  Especially when the topic is intimacy. Last week our group talked about the beauty of seeing ourselves as God sees us, … Continue reading

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Honoring the Body

By Leslea Linebarger   Our bodies can actually be our best guide to our inner spiritual condition, if we pay attention. A few summers ago I attended a conference at Gordon Conwell Seminary on sexuality and spirituality.  You know things … Continue reading

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A Royal Wedding

I was mesmerized, along with half the world, as William and Catherine said their vows last month.  I had just visited Westminster Abbey the month before so I couldn’t wait to see how they’d transformed the church. I expected to … Continue reading

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Why “Weaving a Life?”

(The original title of my book Slow Dancing in the Sanctuary was Weaving a Life.  The following relates to that title and the poem that inspired it.) For those of you who may have entered at Act II and wondered … Continue reading

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Life in a Body: Embracing Sex and Spirit

by Leslea Linebarger The one subject that never comes up in women’s Bible studies is our sexuality. When it finally surfaced in my women’s group, there was one common theme: sex is somehow shameful and has little to do with … Continue reading

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