Finding God In Each Moment

Author: Carol Ann Smith
ISBN: 9781594711008
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The authors of Moment by Moment: A Retreat in Everyday Life offer a practical guide to finding God in every relationship, allowing believers to become more perceptive of God's presence and action in their lives. Original.

Present Perfect

Author: Gregory A. Boyd
Editor: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310560624
File Size: 69,15 MB
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Finding God’s presence in everyday moments is fundamental to every Christian’s life. It’s also one of the areas that millions of American Christians struggle with most.Popular author, theologian, and pastor Gregory Boyd knows this firsthand. After two decades of teaching, preaching, and welcoming the presence of God, Boyd considers himself a fellow pilgrim with his readers, whom he invites to join him on the journey. Christians will discover the transforming power of God’s presence as he distills the teachings of classical spiritual giants such as Brother Lawrence, Jean-Pierre de Caussade, and Frank Laubach in this thoughtful and accessible Ebook. Boyd writes simply and clearly, making his ideas accessible to nonacademic readers. His practical suggestions for implementing the presence of God into daily living move his meditations from purely theoretical to effective, down-to-earth, and doable.Read these meditations prayerfully. Apply the practical suggestions. See the results.Embrace the “holy habit” of inviting God’s presence into your life and experience true spiritual transformation.

Sacred Attention

Author: Margaret D. McGee
Editor: SkyLight Paths Publishing
ISBN: 1594732914
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Just One Moment of Close Attention Can Be a Prayer to God "Does God communicate through the natural world? Through the slug on the compost pile, the leaf on the lawn, the stone tumbled on the beach, the air that feeds my lungs, the dreams that fill my nights? How will I know unless I pay attention?" from the Introduction Paying attention is rarely easy to do. It requires focus, patience and a willingness to slow down traits that are hard to come by in this hurry-up world. But close attention to even one small piece of creation, one object, person, routine, image, word or scripture, can become a prayer to God, opening a channel of communication between you and the Divine to allow for deep spiritual growth. In this inspiring guide, you will discover ways to develop a practice of attention as a means of talking and listening to God. Framed on the Christian liturgical year and paired with images of the seasons of the earth, each chapter includes an insightful and poignant narrative which illustrates the surprising richness to be found in every attention-getting moment. Following each narrative is a prayer, suggested scripture readings and a specific exercise you can use to develop your own practice of attention as a means to better connect with God. Accessible, humorous and meaningful, these words and practices will lead you further along your path toward discovering a deeper awareness of yourself and your relationship to all that is around you and within you."

The Mindful Catholic

Author: Gregory Bottaro
Editor: Wellspring
ISBN: 9781635820171
File Size: 77,50 MB
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Whether we are carrying out routine life behaviors, trying to pray, or conversing with others, the way our minds work significantly impacts how well we function. But many times we may feel like our mind has a mind of its own. -- You fall into bed exhausted at the end of the day, craving a good night's sleep, only to have your mind race in a million directions. -- Prayer is an exercise in futility, full of distractions and wandering thoughts. -- In the midst of a conversation, you suddenly realize you haven't heard a word the other person has said.-- You arrive at a destination with no recollection of how you got there. These all-too-common occurrences are examples of of how our minds can seem to be completely out of our control. We end up merely going through the motions day after day, feeling anxious and preoccupied. But it doesn't have to be that way. Dr. Greg Bottaro explains how mindfulness can help us become aware of the present moment and accept it. Catholic mindfulness is a way to practically trust God more in our lives. Instead of separating faith from day-to-day life, mindfulness helps bridge the gap so we can feel the sense of safety and peace God intends us to have. Following the simple exercises in this book, you'll discover how mindfulness can help you be more present to everything in your life from a trip to the grocery store or relaxing with friends to listening more attentively to a homily or meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary.

Take A Moment

Author: Frances Yu
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In this first book in Frances Yu's Take a Moment series, the author delves into finding God in the everyday.With her collection of short essays and meditations, Yu encourages the reader to discover God in the most routine of activities, in our joys and sufferings, in the current COVID-19 pandemic, in work and in play, in song lyrics, and even in the field of popular culture.The end result is a light-hearted, yet deeply inspirational read wherein even those who have yet to find their spiritual side will be encouraged to look into their own lives and discover that God is not only all around us. He is also within us.Let the simple but life-enriching lessons in Finding God in our Daily Lives launch you on your journey to regain your faith, or help you appreciate the faith that you may already have.

Finding God In Unexpected Places

Author: Philip Yancey
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444719084
File Size: 45,71 MB
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God is not only to be found in majestic cathedrals or supernatural visions, shows best-selling author Yancey, but also and often more powerfully in the unexpected places - the might of a polar bear, the oppression of a Peruvian prison cell or in the broken cry of Shakespeare's King Lear. As we discover God's footprints in increasingly unlikely places, so our understanding of his beauty, love and power continues to grow. Finding God in Unexpected Places will sharpen your spiritual vision and challenge you to look for God outside the four walls of the church. he may not be as far away as you think. In this updated edition of an already-popular title, Yancey has removed nine of the chapters that he felt had become dated, and added another fourteen brand new chapters.

Finding God In All Things

Author: Michael J. Buckley
Editor: Herder & Herder
File Size: 45,76 MB
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Some of the most eminent Roman Catholic theologians in the United States and Europe examine a range of topics reflecting issues of interest and concern.

Big Challenges Even Bigger God Finding God Faithful In The Hard Moments Of Life

Author: Shireen Spencer
Editor: Word Alive Press
ISBN: 9781486618057
File Size: 69,70 MB
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Life can be hard, but God is always good! We can find God at work in our lives even during the most challenging of times, and we can experience peace-and even joy-as we go through them. Remember, the challenges that we face in life may be big, but God is bigger!

Finding God In The Devil S Music

Author: Alex DiBlasi
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476633940
File Size: 73,83 MB
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From the rise of the American Evangelical movement to the introduction of Eastern philosophies in the West, the past century has seen major changes in the religious makeup of Western culture. As one result, musicians across the world have brought both “new” and old religious beliefs into their works. This book investigates rock music as an expression of religious inquiry and religious devotion. Contributors to this essay collection use a variety of sources, including artist biographies, record and concert reviews, videos, personal experience, rock music forums and social media in order to investigate the relationship of rock music and religion from a number of perspectives. The essays also explore public interest in religion as a platform for expression and social critique, viewing this issue through the lens of popular rock music.

Finding God In The Waves

Author: Mike McHargue
Editor: Convergent Books
ISBN: 1101906057
File Size: 60,93 MB
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A story about having faith, losing it, and finding it again through science—revealing how the latest in neuroscience, physics, and biology help us understand God, faith, and ourselves. Mike McHargue, host of The Liturgists and Ask Science Mike podcasts, understands the pain of unraveling belief. In Finding God in the Waves, Mike tells the story of how his Evangelical faith dissolved into atheism as he studied the Bible, a crisis that threatened his identity, his friendships, and even his marriage. Years later, Mike was standing on the shores of the Pacific Ocean when a bewildering, seemingly mystical moment motivated him to take another look. But this time, it wasn't theology or scripture that led him back to God—it was science. Full of insights about the universe, as well as deeply personal reflections on our desire for certainty and meaning, Finding God in the Waves is a vital exploration of the possibility for knowing God in an age of reason, and a signpost for where the practice of faith is headed in a secular age. Among other revelations, we learn what brain scans reveal about what happens when we pray; how fundamentalism affects the psyche; and how God is revealed not only in scripture, but also in the night sky, in subatomic particles, and in us.

Seasons Of The Spirit

Author: E. Jane Rutter
Editor: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 0814638538
File Size: 10,75 MB
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Move your prayer life to a deeper level with these faith-filled, inspiring reflections. In Seasons of the Spirit, Jane Rutter guides you gently through the rhythms of the church’s liturgical seasons including Advent, Lent, Easter, and Ordinary Time. She finds the “God moment” in the actions of daily life: a sports event, taking a walk, fixing cars, waiting in traffic jams, shopping, or canning salsa. Her conversational style reminds you of sharing a cup of coffee at a friend’s kitchen table. Lifelong Catholics and new seekers alike will be touched by the simple beauty in these reflections. Find a sense of peace from spending a few moments each day with this book as your prayer guide. You will discover anew the wonder of creation and refresh your spirit.

Moments To Remember

Author: Sr. Carol Ann Smith, SHCJ
Editor: New City Press
ISBN: 1565485742
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This book offers a faith perspective for reflecting on the experience of aging, drawing especially upon the wisdom of St. Ignatius of Loyola. It provides the reader with a context for understanding their spiritual journey and a variety of reflection questions aimed at deepening their gratitude and hope. The book uses poetry and quotations of well-known people to affirm the reader’s reflection process.

He Speaks I Listen

Author: Michelle McKinney Hammond
Editor: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736964908
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Experience the Timeless Touch of God's Grace No matter what season or trial you're going through, God will meet you in the midst of it as you seek Him. Sometimes, though, your heart needs extra reassurance. Feel His loving arms around you and hear His comforting voice speaking to your soul through these meditations—each one recounting a tender moment in Scripture when God's presence was evident in the lives of His people. Listen to grace calling sweet and clear past all other voices to bless you this very moment. Complete with prayers, searching questions, and room for writing your thoughts, He Speaks, I Listen will help you quiet your heart before God in your times of deepest need.

Finding God In The Seasons Of Divorce

Author: Richard D. Crooks
Editor: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1449763421
File Size: 24,26 MB
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Finding God in the Seasons of Divorce A daily devotional for individuals working through the emotions and difficulties of divorce, this first volume, Autumn and Winter, deals with the early days of divorce, when so much of life is falling apart, becoming so difficult and uncertain. The book helps readers learn how to cope and to see that they are not alone, that God does care, and that the struggles have been faced by others as well. This devotional is designed to coincide with the “seasons” of the process of divorce or other loss. Hence, readers may read daily or read the devotional at their own pace in an order that will bring help and encouragement as they slowly heal from divorce. A topical index addresses specific needs. Richard’s experiences result in a book that is a comforting, encouraging “voice in the wilderness” as readers seek to find God’s hand in new ways. This book is a resource, not only for pastors and counselors, but for anyone who desires to help a struggling friend or family member in the wake of divorce.

Jump Into Spirit

Author: Carol Lynch
Editor: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1982236523
File Size: 28,68 MB
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Jump Into Spirit--How Our Sacred Connections Enhance Our Lives describes the author’s spiritual journey, showing how Spirit unfolds in our lives bringing the right people at the right times. It shares her thoughts about grief, loss, and the afterlife. It discusses the power of love and ways to develop a prosperity consciousness. Each chapter provides Spiritual Mind Treatments (a form of affirmative prayer) to assist you in awakening and empowering yourself to enjoy a greater experience of life.

Keep Believing Finding God In Your Deepest Struggles 2019 Edition

Author: Dr. Ray Pritchard
Editor: Gideon House Books
ISBN: 1642041483
File Size: 27,46 MB
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The biggest barrier to faith is life itself. Divorce. Cancer. Infertility. Death. There are times in our lives in which God seems very far away. We don't understand His silence. We only feel the intensity of our pain and the echoing question of 'why?' The Bible declares that God is good, but can we still believe this when our lives are falling apart? In Keep Believing, Dr. Pritchard affirms what the Bible declares: that God is good and His mercy endures forever. This is true regardless of our moment-by-moment experience. God has provided comfort in our times of struggle and healing in our times of hurt through the balm of His Word. You believed in the light of day; will you still believe at midnight? Search the Scriptures with Dr. Pritchard for words of encouragement and hope. Put your confidence in the God who sorrowfully watched His Son suffer at Calvary for your benefit. Know that the same loving heavenly Father has everything completely under control. He is with you and longs to comfort you as you struggle through your hard times. Take a tell-tale look at your devotion to the Lord and His never-ending love and commitment to you in Keep Believing. You served God in the sunshine; will you now serve him in the shadows?

Longing For More

Author: Timothy Willard
Editor: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441264914
File Size: 11,25 MB
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Catch your breath and sit for a moment. Now listen . . . What do you hear--questions of trust, longing, disappointment, courage, and love? In Longing for More, Timothy Willard invites us to think and pray through our deepest needs, and explores how the ebb and flow of life can be used for God's glory. Creatively organized in 52 chapters that follow the four seasons of the year, the daily readings point the way to a richer spiritual life. "Timothy Willard is quickly becoming one of my favorite writers. His poetic words and soul-reaching insights leave me longing for more--more beauty, more depth, more Jesus, which is exactly what this book offers."--Sarah Mae, author of Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe "There are sacred moments when life catches you up in its beautiful mystery. Suddenly everything feels heavy and connected. You want to weep and cheer at the same time. You come away empowered, fully alive. Timothy sets you down in these moments. Get caught up in them and watch yourself come to life." --Lacey Sturm, platinum-selling musician and author of The Reason: How I Discovered a Life Worth Living

Finding God Today

Author: E. Springs Steele
Editor: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809143269
File Size: 27,76 MB
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A contemporary guide to spiritual growth that presents the basic forms of Roman Catholic spiritual practice: spiritual reading, lectio divina, Ignatian mental prayer, the Rosary, the Mass, and the corporal and spiritual works of mercy

Finding God In The Hobbit

Author: Jim Ware
Editor: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781414305967
File Size: 49,64 MB
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Indulges readers with an exploration of the spiritual significance of J.R.R. Tolkien's famous children's classic.

Finding God In The Midst Of Your Storm

Author: Adeola Onidare
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Ever wondered why some people dedicates their whole life chasing storms?This was my cogitation as I laid on my couch, watching a popular program on cable network, "Storm Chasers". The remarkable thing about this was that, before embarking on any storm chase, they do an in-depth analysis of the entirety, magnitude of the storm and predict the possible effect it is likely to cause while at the same time getting awesome images to be stored in their archives. In the process some lose their lives but it still doesn't stop others from chasing another storm.I thought to myself, why then do we Christians run away from storms and completely neglect the fact that storms are pathway that builds our spiritual muscles, strengthens our connection with God and make us accept the fact that we are humans, and not "spiritual being" that some Christians attributes to themselves.Storms in life are sometimes inevitable. Everyone encounters various degrees of storms at one point or the other in their lives. It can come in the form of sickness, poverty, job lose, disappointment, affliction, depression, opposition, persecution, financial crisis, infidelity, delay in childbearing, delay in marriage or insecurity, causing havoc or frictionsFINDING GOD IN THE MIDST OF YOUR STORMPage |4 Page |5 in our lives. Sometimes the weather is fair and at other times the stormrises and rages.However, for us as Christians, where you focus your attention in times of challenges goes a long way to determine your victory over the storm or your defeat by it. In Matthew 14:29, Peter, one of the disciples of Jesus, walked on water in obedience to Christ's command that He should come to Him.While he kept his gaze on Christ and rested on the power of His word, he was able to walk on the water, but the moment he looked away from Jesus by focusing on the boisterous storm, his faith failed him and he began to sink until he cried out to Jesus for help. This is a great lesson for everyone.It is often in our darkest times that God makes His presence known most clearly. He uses our sufferings and troubles to show us that he is our only source of strength. And when we see this truth, we receive new strength.Are you currently facing an unpleasant situation that you can't share with anyone? Cheer up! Because God's got your back.