Monthly Archives: January 2011

Site Update: Thank You

I’ve checked the monthly statistics for this site, and it’s growing little-by-little.  I want to thank you for being one who logs in from time to time to read the posts.  The purpose of Oboedire has never been about “growing.”  … Continue reading

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Listenings: Catching Our Breath

With 23 posts in this column, I want us to take a break and step back.  Sometimes we need to recall “the big picture” before we continue the journey.  And I know some of you have joined the journey since … Continue reading

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Editorial: “A Word from Our Sponsor”

I’m watching the Farmers’ Insurance Open golf tournament.  During a break in the play, they advertised some of the upcoming tournaments:  The Waste Management Open (Phoenix) and the ATT Open (Pebble Beach).  Not far from my home is Brighthouse Stadium … Continue reading

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The Holy Gospel: January 30 (Year A)

Read:  Matthew 5:1-12 Meditation:  “God’s Way in the World” Jesus said, “I am the way” (John 14:6).  But every generation asks, “What constitutes that ‘way’?”  From earliest times, Christians have included the Beatitudes as one pattern for talking about it … Continue reading

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Connections: Henri Nouwen

I want to mention another familiar writer this week:  Henri Nouwen.  It is possible that he has touched the lives of more people in the last forty years than any other writers on the spiritual life.  I can easily imagine that … Continue reading

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Benedict’s Rule: As Those Who Learn

(Prologue, v. 1) We cannot seem to get out of the first verse of Benedict’s Rule, but neither should we try to do so.  It is foundational for everything else which follows. Today we focus on the phrase, “the master’s … Continue reading

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Ponderings: Thinking of You

Once in a while, we go to the mailbox and find a card someone has sent to us—a card that simply says, “Thinking of You.”  The rest of our day takes on a different ambiance.  Sometimes, we call a friend … Continue reading

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