Tag Archives: spiritual growth

Divine Love is… Free

  Freedom is the very nature of divine love, for it is when love is freely given and freely received that it is, in fact, healthy love.  As soon as we attach expectations and seek to meet those exceptions by use of coercion or manipulation love ceases to be truly life-giving. Consider these simple parables;…
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Love is… Generous

What is Love? Consider the tree.  The tree provides shade, respite from the blazing heat of the sun to everyone one with no expectation of return.  To this end, love is genuinely maturing when it loves with no strings attached and no expectation of  personal benefit.  When we love others, do we have an expectation…
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Love is…Humble

Brennan Manning once said that true humility is not a poor opinion of yourself, rather, no opinion of yourself.  So it is with authentic love.   Love simply loves unaware that it is actually loving - it just does.  Love is unselfconscious.   Consider a lamp.  An illumined lamp gives light not because it is…
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Growing Up :: Life

I am cultivating silence in my life. It is not about eliminating the noise of life but becoming quiet in my mind and in my heart. I am cultivating rest in my life. Not inactivity but an interior stillness amidst everyday life which displaces driven-ness. I am cultivating weakness in my life. Being honest and…
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Is our Spiritual Life Connected to Real Life?

Many people are realizing the disconnect between their faith life and their everyday life, and this sense of disconnection is inhibiting the deep life transformations so many of us are looking for in Christ. In this video, Dallas Willard talks about spiritual growth, the church, and our responsibility as it relates to these.  Willard says…
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