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Prayer Practice

23 December 2009 Ministry

I’m horrible at prayer. I don’t make it a priority; I can be uncomfortable, and I often feel that discomfort because I feel exposed and open — sort of like Frodo when he puts on the One Ring and can feel the lidless eye of Sauron, ever-watching atop Barad-dûr, consuming him (see image below). Don’t get the Lord of the Rings reference? Well, that might be a good thing. Read on anyway…

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The Five Best Things About Unemployment (or Unemployment as a Spiritual Practice)

30 July 2009 Ministry

If you want to talk about a situation that really puts you in touch with yourself and with God, try unemployment. As a married American male, there is probably no circumstance that is more trying. However, unemployment has its benefits. If you can put yourself in the right attitude, joblessness can be a blessing. Allow me to enumerate.

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