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SCC Ideas That Work: Prayer Options

Being creative with the opening and closing prayer can help participants grow by experiencing a variety of prayer forms. Familiar prayers can be reassuring, and they should be a part of the group’s overall experience, but sharing new words and forms can capture the participants’ attention, help them appreciate prayer ...
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What Gifts?

I have been reading a wonderful book titled The Healing Wisdom of Africa by Malidoma Patrice Somé. In his reflections, the author shares his belief that nature, ritual, and community must work together in order for any one of them to be effective.   In Somé’s village of Dagara in Burkina Faso, ...
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Little Miracles

Newborns sleep approximately 16 hours a day. That’s what all the books say. I own nothing short of a dozen books on newborn care. Reading all these books when I was pregnant gave me a false sense of what life with a newborn would be like. With all that sleep, ...
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Lord, Teach Us to Pray

During this Year of Faith, we will blog reflections and stories to accompany you on your faith journey.   Who among us has never prayed? Probably not a one! Whether it's "Thank you, God!" when there's good news or "God, help me!" when there’s bad news, or a feeling of ...
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We are a Holy People

During this Year of Faith, we will blog reflections and stories to accompany you on your faith journey.   “…like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” - 1 Peter 2:5   RENEW ...
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Lenten Prayer – To See the God Who Searches for Us

As we journey into Lent and Easter, let us pray for God to become the subject of our seeing, the One who sees in us. This ability has been given to us through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit into our hearts.           God of our present, our past, and future, too, be ...
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