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Creating Loving Community by Supporting Faithfulness

When I prayed about my Pendle Hill lecture in advance–held it in the Light and listened inwardly for God’s guidance–two strong messages came to me.  The first was to let the event BE what it was talking about.  This meant … Continue reading

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A Leading of the Spirit: Witness to Peacemaking and War

Lyndon Back’s life was happily settled. But everything changed in 1993, when a beautiful old bridge collapsed. Until then, the war in Bosnia had been a distant event seen on the nightly news. After she watched the Stari Most Bridge shatter, she suddenly needed to … Continue reading

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Following Leadings Today

As many as are led by the Spirit of God, are the sons of God.  Romans 8:14 In the late 1980s, young urban professionals Scott and Mary Ann Savage experienced an unexpected call.  In the midst of a booming material culture, … Continue reading

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Leadings of the Spirit

As many as are led by the Spirit of God, are the sons of God. Romans 8:14 During my college years, I received some inward direction about decisions that had important  consequences.  These inward promptings related to a sense of … Continue reading

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