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  • “Why you need a specific place for study”
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    Quiet Time Coaching: Episode 45. Where do you go to engage in the spiritual discipline of study? I’ve been thinking about this recently because of a podcast I listened to the other day. I like the Renovare podcasts, and enjoyed the recent one entitled, “Spiritual director and author Fil […]

  • “What happens when you grab for the wrong support”
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    Quiet Time Coaching: Episode 44. My morning prayer walk was messier than expected. It was all caused by a casual grab at the wrong support.     One of my favourite prayer walks takes me to the edge of a canal. There is no bridge at this point, but you can cross by walking along the top of […]

  • “What difference would it make if your enemy was anointed?”
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    Quiet Time Coaching: Episode 43. One Bible verse had a profound effect on my prayers this morning. As I often do, I turned to the Psalms before going out to pray. I have been working through the Psalms of Ascent and have reached Psalm 133. “A song of ascents. Of David. How good and pleasant […]

  • “What a drowning deer taught me about the heart of God”
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    Quiet Time Coaching: Episode 42. It was about 6:30 AM this morning. My customary prayer walk was taking me through Cassiobury Park and into the conservation area close to where I live. My mind and my prayers were centred on Psalm 130. All was well. Approaching a bridge over the Grand Union Canal, I […]

  • “Why the prayer of relinquishment matters”
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    Quiet Time Coaching: Episode 41. Is it possible to be surrendered to God’s will without feeling like a pawn?   I bring you a sixth look at the book by Richard Foster, “Prayer: finding the heart’s true home“. In the most recent chapter I’ve been reading, Richard […]

  • Guest Post: “Senior Wellness Through the Spouse-Loss Journey”
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    Hazel Bridges reached out to me and sent this article about dealing with the loss of a spouse. I thought her suggestions and observations might be helpful to my audience.  If you’ve been through this experience you will know what it is like. Even if you haven’t, you probably know […]

  • “How and why to pray the prayer of penthos”
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    Quiet Time Coaching: Episode 40. Is there a place for tears in prayer? Is crying a sign of indisciplined emotions? Or is it a sign of spiritual health?   I bring you a fifth look at the book by Richard Foster, “Prayer: finding the heart’s true home”. In the most recent […]

  • “The place of penthos in prayer”
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    Quiet Time Coaching: Episode 39. Is there a place for tears in prayer? Is crying a sign of indisciplined emotions? Or is it a sign of spiritual health?  I bring you a fourth look at the book by Richard Foster, “Prayer: finding the heart’s true home”. Richard talks about the […]

  • “How to go deep into your spiritual self without drowning”
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    Quiet Time Coaching: Episode 38. I bring you a third look at the book by Richard Foster, “Prayer: finding the heart’s true home”. Today, we examine the ‘examen’. What does it take to know ourselves? How do we get deep without drowning in introspection? “Search […]

  • “Prayer and the Father’s Song”
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    Quiet Time Coaching: Episode 37. I bring you a second look at the book by Richard Foster, “Prayer: finding the heart’s true home”. Last week we explored at the three dimensions of prayer: inward, outward and upward. Today, I have a couple of quotes for you and a simple story about […]