Category Archives: Silence

Learning to enjoy silence

The question of whether we need any silences goes to who we are, not just to what we want. That’s why a loss of silence is so serious. A loss of silence is as serious as a loss of memory, and just as disorienting. Continue reading

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Silence and solitude needed

The practices of silence, solitude and secrecy are indispensable parts of spiritual transformation. But quietness seems to be an endangered quality. In a media saturated culture (dominated by technology), these disciplines seem to be increasingly at risk. Continue reading

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The Rhythm of Silence

– Do you ever feel too connected? Between televisions, internet, phones, texting, emails, voicemails, blogging, Facebook and Twitter, where do we find time to disconnect and enjoy silence? But who would ever think of silence as enjoyable?  Perhaps the mother … Continue reading

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When faith causes you to doubt

I believe in a God whose love is so great that He is love. I believe in a God who is so powerful that He is all-powerful. But sometimes I struggle to reconcile this world with my belief in such a God. … Continue reading

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The loss of silence in a connected culture

  I’ve always been a morning person. One of the things I enjoy about the morning hours is the quietness of them. This could be partly related to growing up as the second oldest of eleven children. We had plenty … Continue reading

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