“When I reach the chair by the glass door, sit down, and pull my legs up into it, I join the living stream of prayer that is always pouring out from God, blessing and healing and repairing the earth. Breath by breath I get to listen to the rhythm of a life so immensely greater than my own, and begin again to match my life to its rhythms.” – Jane Patterson, from “God Prays First,” in the Spring/Summer issue of Reflections magazine, now online.
Read Jane’s article and more from our favorite authors in the current issue of Reflections magazine. Enjoy the entire issue all at once or read the articles one at a time – then follow the resource links to lots more about spiritual practices.
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From the Spring/Summer 2014 issue of Reflections magazine:
“Spiritual practices, some call them spiritual disciplines, assist in connecting us with God and the life God desires for us. Rather than being drudgery, as they are often characterized, they make the Christian life easier. In the spiritual practices, we do not “conjure up” God; we do not stress and strain to coax him into our lives. God is already there.”
The Spring/Summer 2014 issue of Reflections magazine is now online, with articles and photography and lots of resources about spiritual practices.
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