Raymond Appel (Wisconsin)
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Now there was a great wind, . . . but the Lord was not in the wind; and . . . an earthquake, . . . and . . . a fire, . . . and after the fire a sound of sheer silence. - 1 Kings 19:11-12 (NRSV)
I am a social person, enjoying the company of others. Yet I find that my favorite hobbies occur in solitude: gardening, running in the woods, or sitting quietly by the lake. At these times, I can be alone with my thoughts — pondering the day’s devotional readings or formulating a...
I will find time today to listen for what God is saying to me.
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I could not have found The Upper Room Moments of Prayer (on Facebook Live) sooner. For it is during these moments of centering spiritual practices, meditating on the words of scripture, praying with and for the world, that I find moments of transcendence, hear whispers of peace and hope, see glimpses of truth and justice, behold visions of love and beauty amid all the stark realities that are around me.”