6 07, 2017

Prayer – Turning Our Attention to God

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"Among the important lessons that the spiritual giants can teach us, and on which they have striking agreement, is that we are not likely to experience reality in prayer unless we practice a great deal of silent waiting. Far from prayer being a matter of words, it is often, at its best, freedom from words, since our own chatter can prevent our listening. Important as it may be for us to express our deepest desires to God, much as a [...]

23 03, 2017

A Surprising Wholeness

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“If the Lord had not been for us”…Psalm 124 Yesterday, as I pondered by these words, my mind retraced the many times God has literally saved my life. A home break-in. A mountain climbing slip. Running blind in the dark. A high-speed car accident. If the Lord had not been for me…wow. I thought of the many other ways God has saved (the Greek word sozo often translated in Enlish as “saved” means wholeness; healing) me from my own brokenness. [...]

8 12, 2016

I’m Not Perfect

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By Gail Johnsen   “I’m not perfect, you know.” She squinted her eyes a bit with exasperation in your voice. As if I thought she should be. Often such a statement has to do with the mistaken belief that the spiritual life is a static state of moral and virtuous personal achievement. Claiming we are not perfect is a way of giving ourselves a break for not measuring up to this perceived standard of moral excellence. Of course, no one [...]

22 10, 2015

A Cautionary Tale: Losing Your Soul for the Sake of the World

By |October 22nd, 2015|Categories: Her Voice, Leadership, Spiritual Formation|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

By Gail Johnsen As well intentioned Christians and ministry leaders, many of us have bought into the idea, that if our work produces ‘fruit’ then it must be God’s will, no matter what it costs us and our families. Too often the seduction of public fruit causes us to offer up our body, our health and our souls for the sake of others in the name of God. In this short podcast, and with courage and profound humility, Shauna Neiquist, [...]

16 04, 2015

Recovering From Injury

By |April 16th, 2015|Categories: Her Voice|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

By Gail Johnsen Rehabilitating the Soul - Part 1 After my workout at the gym one day, while doing a routine stretching exercise, I heard a snap. Immediately I felt a sharp pain in the back of my leg.  I knew instantly I’d pulled my hamstring.  Serious? I was being careful! I was doing everything right! How did that happen? I wanted to scream. Someone helped me up but I could barely walk. I hobbled home, frustrated and angry. So [...]

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