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This page serves as a gateway for the spiritual refreshment articles on this site. Most are written as meditations on Scripture. You'll gain the most from these by reading them alongside an open Bible. You may prefer to print them so that you can ponder them away from the computer as you pull away to meet with God.
As you seek refreshment, I encourage you to grasp hold of this promise:
Master Artist, Magnificent CreatorMeditations on Isaiah 40 and 43 focusing on his creative and redemptive work.
The Incomparable God
The Work of His Hands
Conversations at a WellIn Jesus' conversation with the Samaritan woman, redeeming grace is front and centre as Jesus affirms her identity and reveals his own.
Graced Poured Out
Worship in Spirit
Worship in Truth
Gospel ContemplationsToward Jerusalem
48 days with Jesus, written for Lent, but lovely anytime of year
Hem of His Garment
Jesus, Jairus & a woman in need
An imaginative devotional
Bread from Heaven
It was a tough crowd the day after Jesus fed the 5000 (John 6).
God speaks when I read for today
Thoughts on Psalm 127
Poetry and PrayersTrust in the slow work of God
by Pierre Chardin
Prayer of Waiting
by Pamela Hawkins
There is something...
by Ted Loder
by Rainer Maria Rilke
Because He is Risen
by Gerard Kelly
Prayer of Devotion
by Ken Gire
Prayer of Unknowing
by Thomas Merton
To Will One Thing
by Søren Kierkegaard
Consider the lilies of the field,
the blue banks of camas opening
into acres of sky along the road.
Would the longing to lie down
and be washed by that beauty
abate if you knew their usefulness,
how the natives ground their bulbs
for flour, how the settlers' hogs
uprooted them, grunting in gleeful
oblivion as the flowers fell?
And you--what of your rushed and
useful life? Imagine setting it all down--
papers, plans, appointments, everything--
leaving only a note: "Gone
to the fields to be lovely. Be back
when I'm through with blooming...."
Listening creates a holy silence. When you listen generously to people they can hear the truth in themselves, often for the first time. And when you listen deeply, you can know yourself in everyone.