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Faith All Around

Faith All Around

When something annoying, aggravating, confounding, distressing or upsetting occurs in our lives, we can choose to remain unhappy in the situation.  Or, as former Daily Word Editor Martha Smock advises, we can choose to meet it with faith. Martha encourages us to...

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A Way to Peace

A Way to Peace

No matter what is occurring in the world or in our lives, we can choose to be peaceful, to be the peace we seek.  To achieve this, we would do well to invest in personal times of stillness and silence.  These times of contemplation, meditation, prayer and reflection...

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Trust God’s Will

Trust God’s Will

Staying faithful requires that we release preconceived notions about how our lives “should” unfold.  It also requires that we cease giving God directions and follow the directions and guidance always available to us. In their life-transforming work The Quest: A...

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Faith and Expectation

Faith and Expectation

“To expect the good, to expect answer to our prayers — this we think of as faith.  The other half of expecting is waiting, and we do not often associate waiting with faith.  In fact, if we pray with great faith and expectation and our answer does not come immediately,...

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Considering Pure Faith

Considering Pure Faith

“Pure faith is faith that is moving beyond the mental egoic level of discursive [rambling] meditation and particular acts to the intuitive level of contemplation. . . .  Pure faith is the proximate [immediate or closest] means of union with God.” -- Thomas Keating

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