Monthly Archives: January 2013

Gleanings: The Essence of Devotion

Mother Teresa captures the essence of the devotional life… “It is possible that I may not be able to keep my attention fully on God while I work, but God doesn’t demand that I do so. Yet I can fully … Continue reading

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Ministry Musings: Enter Into Community

We continue our exploration of selected practical aspects of discernment. Today, we move a third practice:  entering into community.  A look at the history of Christian spirituality shows that the saints did not practice discernment in isolation from others.  Neither … Continue reading

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Gleanings: Contemplation and Action

Richard Rohr offers this helpful insight… “It does not matter which side you start on, but eventually action and contemplation must meet and feed one another. When prayer is authentic it will always lead to actions of mercy; when actions … Continue reading

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Site Update: “Wesley’s Way” Debuts Next Week

Next Wednesday, February 6th, I’ll begin a new post here on Oboedire each Wednesday.  It will be entitled, “Wesley’s Way.”  The first post will be an introduction to the series.  I hope you’ll enjoy it.  Stay tuned! If you have … Continue reading

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Connections: Talking in the Dark, Kindle Edition

Here’s an update on the post I sent earlier today announcing the new Kindle edition of Talking in the Dark Below is the Amazon Permalink you can use to go directly to the kindle edition….

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Connections: My Book Now a Kindle Book

I’m happy to tell you that Talking in the Dark: Praying When Life Doesn’t Make Sense is now available in a Kindle Edition. You can find it by going to, and searching “books” using this identifier: talking in the … Continue reading

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Desert Wisdom: No Particular Quantity

I grow fonder of the early Christians as I read more about them and read more of their actual writings.  Far from being “so heavenly minded that they’re no earthly good,” they rather reveal an earthiness and a desire to … Continue reading

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