Tag Archives: Henri J. M. Nouwen

Spiritual Exercises: An Eloquent Silence (1/2)

Silence: Language of Patience For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken. On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my … Continue reading

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Spiritual Dryness: Renewing the Listless Heart

Spiritual Dryness Your favor, O Lord, made me as secure as a mountain. Then you turned away from me, and I was shattered. [Psalm 30:7 ]. I am sick at heart. How long, O Lord, until you restore me? Return, … Continue reading

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Patience: Timepiece of the Soul

Patience: Timepiece of the Soul  Sometimes life forces us not to ‘make,’ but to ‘suffer,’ enduring—from the Greek ypomeno—our own limitations as well as the limitations of others. Traveling with patience is knowing that what matures is time … To travel … Continue reading

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Gratitude: Rx for Complaining, Discontent & Stress

Think Thanks: Gratitude We give thanks to you, O God; we give thanks, for your name is near. We recount your wondrous deeds [Psalm 75:1]. To paraphrase Meister Eckhart, the most important prayer in the world is just two words: “‘Thank … Continue reading

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Transcendence: Climbing beyond Our Mind (1)

  Transcendence: Thoughts Silenced THERE is then a twofold sort of truth in things divine for the wise man to study: one that can be attained by rational enquiry, another that transcends all the industry of reason. This truth of things … Continue reading

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Family & Friends: Spiritual Treatment of Anxiety, Stress & Depression:

Family and Friends — Sharing Our Problems Friendship increases the range of life by making the interests, the aims, the affections of others as precious and dear to us as our own. It divides sorrows and multiplies joys. Each friend … Continue reading

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Super Heroes: Fighting Temptation with Divine Powers (1/2)

Willpower and Temptation No temptation has overtaken you that is unusual for human beings. But God is faithful, and he will not allow you to be tempted beyond your strength. Instead, along with the temptation he will also provide a … Continue reading

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Intercessory Prayers: Trust & Confidence (7/7)

Intercessory Prayers: Trust & Confidence  This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what … Continue reading

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Intercessory Prayer: Praying for Others Is Praying Ourselves (3/7)

Praying for Others “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons … Continue reading

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The Measure of Life: What Is Your Spiritual Age?

Measuring Our Spiritual Age A third illusion haunts us, that a long duration, as a year, a decade, a century, is valuable. But … “God works in moments,” … We ask for long life, but it’s deep life or noble moments … Continue reading

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