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Not Enough

  • Posted by intothedeepretreat
  • On July 22, 2017
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I have this insatiable thirst for God. In the morning it is a quiet presence hovering in my heart, inviting me to rest without words or ideas. By evening it becomes a wild fire that burns and brightens with each moment. Each activity, conversation and thought only increases its vigor. The longer I live the […]
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Emptying

  • Posted by intothedeepretreat
  • On May 31, 2017
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Emptying “He must increase, but I must decrease.” Jn 3:30 I. Too often when we speak about ourselves, we define our “I” by the passing things of this world. We call this false notion of ourselves our ego. For example, it is our accomplishments, failures, hopes, roles, and dreams that we are really speaking of […]
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Praying Without Words by Danielle Knight

  • Posted by intothedeepretreat
  • On April 24, 2017
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Danielle Knight attended the first Into the deep retreat in August 2016.  She lives and works in Houston, TX.  Jesus longs for us. He is the lover and we are His beloved.  For me, understanding, believing, and accepting this reality is at the heart of praying without words. But how do we do this? It […]
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Silence: An Acquired Taste

  • Posted by intothedeepretreat
  • On April 13, 2017
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Silence: An Acquired Taste For most people silence is an acquired taste. Often times a person begins the journey of silent prayer because of an attraction towards greater depth, peace, and loving communion with God. After all, God says through the psalmist, “Be still and know that I am God.”1 Echoing this theme, St. John […]
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God’s love – Our primary motivation

  • Posted by intothedeepretreat
  • On April 13, 2017
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God’s love – Our primary motivation In silent prayer we encounter the unconditional love of God. Regardless of who we are, where we have been, or what we have done, silence reveals to us a loving presence that accepts us where we are right now. The reason, I believe, that so many people do not […]
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