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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! SPIRITUALITY What Motivates Generosity? We believe that the spiritual practice of generosity pulls out the spaces that separate people from each other. Many of the world’s religions see it as…Read Full Article From Spirituality and Practice IN […]

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Moon

What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! NEWS Neil Armstrong, First Man to Walk on the Moon, Dies Former astronaut Neil Armstrong, known for his words, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” has died…Read Full Article From NPR: The […]

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Berries

What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! FOOD 44 Healthiest, Cheapest Fruits and Vegetables Environmental Working Group (EWG), has done it again with the publication of their latest list, Good Food on a Tight Budget. The group known for its cosmetics’ toxins database and […]

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What We Read This Week


 Here’s what caught our eye this week! LIFESTYLE The Practice Days of August The month’s leisurely pace is perfect for certain kinds of spiritual practice. Here are some ways you can rest…Read Full Article From Spirituality and Practice NEWS Once Again, A Call To Remember The Victims; This Time In Wisconsin After the July 20 […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! LIFESTYLE The Spiritual Value of Repetition and Routine Variety is the spice of life. We’ve been taught that by our consumer culture since we were very young. Think of all the movies in which immigrants experience for […]

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Why should I bother with pastoral prayers?


by David Sparks I was going through one of my “Why should I bother with pastoral prayers?” phases recently when a voice deep inside me reminded me that it wasn’t me that was the issue here. The prayers offered on Sunday morning are for all the people of the church. It is their concerns, their […]

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Silence in Public Prayer


by David Sparks When we came to the pastoral prayer slot in church the other Sunday I was surprised (and not at all unhappy) when I realized that the person offering the prayer was using one of the prayers from my Pastoral Prayers to Share Year B book. The pray-er offered the first, “Prayers for the […]

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See How the Proud Are Scattered


by Bruce Sanguin This posting originally appeared on Bruce Sanguin’s blog IfDarwinPrayed.com. Visit his blog for more postings, webinars, and podcasts on Evolutionary Christianity. A: The Dream It’s curtain time but the melody escapes me. And I have forgotten my glasses, so I cannot even read the words to the song that I have not memorized. […]

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Crafting Prayer at Christmas


by David Sparks Canadian Tire tells us that you can buy a Hisense 32” LCD TV for $249 and Zellers remind us that on Dec. 16th all Christmas decorations are 60% off. The ever present flyers are symbols of the great “holiday season” marketing campaign. The prayer crafter is challenged to push through the commercial Christmas […]

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Pastoral Prayers for Sunday


by David Sparks It’s one of those weeks when I am glad to have the opportunity to offer pastoral prayers on Sunday. Are there places in the world that need to be held up in prayer? No doubt about it! I have just been watching a news report from Thailand, where my son John is […]

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