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An Unfamiliar Path

Teresa of Avila: Interior Castle: Seventh Mansions: Chapter Four Now during those days he went out to the mountain to pray; and he spent the night in prayer to God. (Luke 6.12) Some of us may have stumbled across the

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Calm in the Chaos

As we increase our skills in any endeavor, we’re typically handed more challenges. This is true in leadership: You succeed and your manager gives you additional opportunities and challenges. You perform well in sports and you may draw a more

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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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The Now!

Teresa of Avila: Interior Castle: Seventh Mansions: Book Three When we reach the Seventh Mansions of the Interior Castle, God reduces or eliminates spiritual raptures and ecstasy. Teresa says, “I am amazed as well to see that when the soul

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Posted in 7th Mansions - Chapter 3

Trying Too Hard

Teresa of Avila: Interior Castle: Seventh Mansions: Book Three The house was built with stone finished at the quarry, so that neither hammer nor ax nor any tool of iron was heard in the temple while it was being built.

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Posted in 7th Mansions - Chapter 3