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Imaginative Prayer

Maybe you've heard about the nativity scene plenty, and seen it depicted endlessly. Do you really think you've entered as deeply into that mystery as you can? There's more! The Holy Spirit is never exhausted. It's the same with all of Scripture. This isn't a collection of abstract ideas; these are stories of real...

The Resourcefulness of God

The Lord doesn't need a perfect moment to do what he does. He can use—and has used — all the secular events and moments in history to bring about his plan. The detours and decisions and even things that feel like inconveniences — he'll work with it all. And it's not that he's just done this once or twice…

Our Father is Faithful

As a people and a Church, we have a common patrimony and inheritance of promises kept. Over time, salvation history involves real people and real stories—God breaks into history. Think Elizabeth and Zachariah. Simeon. Anna. We are part of this story, living in salvation history. We must remember that God...

Give God Time

God doesn't make empty promises. But for many people...there are promises they won't see fulfilled in their lifetimes. In receiving his promises, we also have to receive his timeline. What does it look like to let God take his time? Start with stillness; sit in it; talk to him about it; think about when God has fulfilled...

Hope for a Hard Life

The lived experience of most people is: life is hard. We're still in this valley of tears. We live it, but might not be relating it in a way that’s helpful...we just drag it around. Enter: Advent. A season of hope and of promises fulfilled. Expectant hope, with confidence that the Lord is good and is at work for our good...
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