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…For example, when he went off to college he was there for about a month and he was saying, ‘wow, this is really difficult.’ I wrote him a note that I could never write to someone who had not done the Camino with me. I just said, ‘you know remember to stay hydrated, keep up your energy, watch out for the

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of the church, when the tone of our conversations became charged with positive energy, it was generally due to the speaker’s renewed sense of being in touch with the core of her or his faith. Craig, for example, appreciated the partnership with the mosque as an opportunity to think deeply about his

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’ about whether or not to remain with the Episcopal Church, to create energy toward leaving. 16 Those who were a part of the negotiations surrounding his departure say that he required a financial settlement, telling the church ‘or else I’ll stay and we’ll all be miserable.’ Father Henry on the other hand

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order in terms of number of citations): • Relax • Happy/Happiness • Joy • Uplift • Inspiration • Memory • =Calm • =Sad/sadness • Energy We noted that even if not always providing direct opposites, this group of responses

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, four typical behaviors emerge: to seek sustenance, to offer sustenance, to seek connectedness and to offer connectedness. The search for sustenance, material that gives new energy and inspiration, we call to recharge. Users can, for example, recharge by viewing the short video sermons of the pastor

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person who would have to devote huge amounts of time and energy to care for us. John 15:13 was also mentioned; the greatest love a person can have for another is to give his life for them. In addition, there was a clear example of a biblical principle (the love and compassion of God) being seen as able

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modeling of an experiential engagement with the music through his piano playing and his directing, the process of learning is infused with the excitement and energy of a final concert. As a result, there appears to be a very thin line between practice and praise, between the ordinary and the ecstatic

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uniform study 43 military personnel in transition from military to civilian life illustrated a specific interest in, even need for, the natural word which invoked feelings of peace, serenity, energy and a reflective though mode. 44 Outdoor activities and retreats in the natural world may be

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had seen themselves as isolated and alone finding a sense of belonging, as I witnessed widows being accepted and comforted, as I experienced women devoting their time and energy into a practical expression of care and love, I believe I did listen to works of theology. I witnessed what it meant for

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attracting people to come in through its doors, there is often little energy left for taking church to the community. But why must it be either/or? Halter and Smay address this question in their book And . They suggest both approaches to church, missional and traditional, can not only co-exist, but in fact

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