Cultivating Contentment
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Cultivating Contentment

No Quick Fixes Usually, there aren’t quick fixes to complicated problems. And any promises of such things should be met with a fair amount of skepticism. At least, that seems to be among the conventional wisdom of the day.  And the Bible’s account of the world acknowledges this as well. There’s no easy solution for...

Taking a Step Back: Testimonies from the Retreats
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Taking a Step Back: Testimonies from the Retreats

From Jennifer:  “The Women’s Retreat last weekend focused on Isaiah 30, and one verse that resonated with me was verse 15: “For the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, has said: ‘You will be delivered by returning and resting; your strength will lie in quiet confidence’.” It’s no secret that we live in a world of busyness...

Creating Rhythms of Remembrance
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Creating Rhythms of Remembrance

By Abby Barr, Director of Operations I’ve found that the older I get the more forgetful I become. Just as my life has become more complicated and packed than ever, my mind has also become sleep-deprived and sieve-like. To combat my chronic amnesia, I go to great lengths to keep myself on track. I have...

A Holistic Approach to Fasting and Spiritual Disciplines
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A Holistic Approach to Fasting and Spiritual Disciplines

As a 21st century, American culture, we have become obsessed with food and image. It takes nothing more than a scroll through social media or a walk down the magazine aisle to see that something is askew. Eating disorders and disordered eating run rampant. Anorexia nervosa has the highest mortality rate of any mental health...