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"Viriditas"

With the warmth of summer now upon us and all of Earth coming alive, we are in a season that sings of "viriditas."  "Viriditas" is a Latin term coined by Hildegard von ...


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Aramaic Lord's Prayer

While many of us grew up reciting the Lord's Prayer, there is more to its meaning than trust in God's daily provision.  When understood and prayed in its original ...


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Breath Prayers

Click on the image below to watch the video   During this time of social distancing, Rolling Ridge is launching a new series on spiritual connecting in our "Take Your ...


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Nature Contemplation

Click on the image below to watch the video During this time of social distancing, Rolling Ridge is launching a new series on spiritual connecting in our "Take Your ...


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Heart, Soul, and Mind

He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment.” –...



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Is There No Balm in Gilead?

"Terror let loose!" thunders the text of the prophet Jeremiah (650 - c. 570 BC), quoting Psalm 31.   Rereading this amazing Old Testament book from the sixth century BCE ...


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Kneeling at the Manger

A few years ago I attended an Advent Quiet Day retreat, taking time for reflection and preparing. During the opening we were asked what Advent practices had been ...


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Abwoon d'bwashmaya

What a difference a translation makes: A close translation of the Lord’s Prayer from Aramaic, the language that Jesus spoke, yields astonishingly fresh insights about the...