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Do I Really Have an Opinion?

I speak because I canTo anyone I trust enough to listen,You speak because you canTo anyone who’ll hear what you say. Laura Marling(1) Three years ago my daughter, grandson, and I were sitting in a coffee shop in Bergen, Norway.

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Spiritual Guides and Independent Thinking

If I’d lived my life by what others were thinkin’, the heart inside me would’ve died.But I was just too stubborn to ever be governed by enforced insanity,Someone had to reach for the risin’ starI guess it was up to

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A Final Tour of the Interior Castle

I have completed blogging through the Interior Castle. I still plan to revise and organize this site along with occasionally adding new material. Attached is a summary of the book with links to key subjects and sections.  Teresa of Avila: A

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A Tour of the Interior Castle*

A Tour of the Interior Castle Teresa of Avila: A Summary of the Interior Castle Even those devoting much of their life to studying spiritual literature find the Interior Castle a complex book. Richard Foster, author of the classic spiritual formation book Celebration of

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Spiritual Confusion

Interior Trials: Part IV Spiritual confusion occurs when we get preoccupied with our sins. The truth becomes clouded and we don’t know what to believe anymore about God, about ourselves, about other people, or about the church. Our faculties of

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