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Choosing Solitude, and Our Neighborhoods – Dean Miller

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Being silent and still is still a choice. This is what I’m re-learning this spring. I have had the chance now to use Ruth Haley Barton’s Invitation to Silence and Solitude several times as either an impetus to my own life with God or as a recommended resource to others. I have found it a… Read More »

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Around the World: Rest for the Body & Mind – John Lawrence

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The International Missions and Partnership Council at Ascension wants to find new ways to connect you with our partners around the world. So we reached out to a few of our partners to ask about their experience of solitude. BC and his family are in Ecuador and will be visiting Ascension next Sunday. Our newest… Read More »

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April

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The Incarnation and Offices, Schools, and Warehouses Oh My!: Spaced In and Out

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Lately I’ve been thinking and praying about space.   I’ve been doing these two things as I’ve been unpacking into our new Ascension office space.  After several (more) months of looking we have settled into a great, two-room office space at 400 North Washington in Falls Church.  One of the real joys of this space… Read More »

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April

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New Habits of Solitude and Silence: Is that Even Possible? – Alexei Laushkin

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Habits and small practices. Our days are filled with them. C.S. Lewis reminds us that in little ways we either choose faithfulness or enter into the lack thereof. These decisions guide whether we become the glorious children of the life to come or we continue a sort of slow descent into a world of torment.… Read More »

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Resistance? You bet! – Katrin van der Vaart

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The following is the honest reflection of Katrin van der Vaart as she seeks both to read and live the practices encouraged in our spring book, Invitation to Silence and Solitude by Ruth Haley Barton.  Look for new blogs in weeks to come… Resistance? You bet! I love both silence and solitude, and conversation with… Read More »