Tag Archives: prayer

New Beginnings by Joan LaViolette

It is time to use what I learned about myself during my winter of reflection. I seem to always go deep within during November and December, then come January I am ready to begin anew and refeshed spiritually. My goal for … Continue reading

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A Lesson on Grace by Joan LaViolette

One morning I was in the coffee shop where some of my homeless friends hang out.  I offer to buy them a cup of coffee listen to their stories, pray for them if they want, and try to show them … Continue reading

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“This Door to Remain Unlocked During Business Hours” by Jeanette Frances, Graduating Spiritual Direction Intern

On Sunday June 12, The Journey Center graduates our first class of spiritual directors- 11 remarkable, talented and Spirit-filled men and women. It has been a joy and privelege to spend two years with these amazing folks, learning and growing … Continue reading

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The Gift of Prayer: Encountering the Holy by Joanna Quintrell

There is a large group of volunteers at the Journey Center who get VERY excited when summer is just around the corner and then feel sad when the fall season arrives…and it doesn’t have anything to do with the weather! … Continue reading

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I’m Reading Scripture!!!!! by Ruah Bull

For the last few months, I have been praying, and asking Spirit to help me to open Scripture. There was this deep desire– and that did NOT come from me–but every time I approached a Bible I would feel a … Continue reading

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Lent, Buddhism and Letting Go by Ruah Bull

Last week I was having coffee with a good friend, who is a Buddhist. She was brought up Baptist, and left as a teenager as her thirst for deeper experience of ‘something meaningful’ eluded her in the Christianity her family … Continue reading

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Our Deepest Gladness by Ruah Bull

“Prayer is not asking for what you want, but asking to be changed in ways you can’t imagine” (Kathleen Norris) Nine years ago, when I turned 50, I began to say a prayer: “Great Spirit, take away from me anything … Continue reading

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