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July 2019

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I am sitting in the back porch early with my coffee and my dog Buddy beside me. And suddenly I imagine that my old doggie Wrangler, who went under my car years ago, came trotting around the back of the house to sit by us as he used to. A pang came to my heart, for I still miss him. Then the words of C.S. Lewis came to mind. what if nothing in this world fully satisfies, or truly lasts, then it must be we were made for another world. And yet this morning I am also grateful for what is present.

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Yesterday I saw The Biggest Little Farm, amazing story of a young couple who took a run down infested farm in California, and in seven years saw it turn into a virtual (almost) paradise. See it and you may never read Psalm 104 about God’s greatness in creation – from grass to springs to cattle to plants – to the food we eat today – in the same way again.

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The Christian life is a life of listening. In his new memoir A Life of Listening, lifelong minister of the gospel Leighton Ford tells his story as a personal history of listening for God’s voice. Would you consider joining the launch team? Members receive a free digital advanced copy of A Life of Listening, a free ebook of Ford’s Bible study Meeting Jesus, and the chance to win a free IVP title of your choice. 

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We often think that God only acts in grand, majestic ways, but the reality is that God first acts amidst the ordinary, routine events of our lives. Unless we are watching, we miss encounters with angels; unless we are watching, we miss the ways in which God is changing our lives; unless we are watching, we miss the ways in which God is changing the world.

-Br. James Koester, Society of Saint John the Evangelist