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Silence and Solitude Commentary/Exegesis by Scott Hoezee https://groundwork.reframemedia.com/episodes/silence-solitude The spiritual disciplines of silence and solitude have a long history in the Christian tradition. By studying biblical examples from Mark 1:35-39 and 1 Kings 19:11-13, this podcast delves into these disciplines. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Groundwork Author: Scott Hoezee

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Our Need for Solitude Commentary/Exegesis by Mark D. Roberts https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/our-need-solitude Mark Roberts says that we are made for community, but sometimes we need solitude, as exemplified by Jesus in Luke 6:12-16. Being away from people can help us pray honestly and listen attentively to God. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The High Calling Author: Mark D. Roberts

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Notes from a Week in the Winter Woods Article by Parker J. Palmer https://onbeing.org/blog/notes-from-a-week-in-the-winter-woods/ On a retreat, Parker Palmer strings together pearls of contemplation on silence and solitude. With the help of Merton and Rumi, he finds the catharsis of being forced to reckon with one's angels and demons. Resource type: Article Source: On Being Author: Parker J. Palmer

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The Solitude Between Times Commentary/Exegesis by L. Michaels http://www.aplainaccount.org/acts-11-11-2/ Here is a commentary on Acts 1:1-11 that boldly addresses our perceptions of God's abandonment and the challenges of waiting for Christ to return again. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: A Plain Account Author: L. Michaels

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Entertaining Solitude Article by Br. Matthew T. Warnez, BH https://www.hprweb.com/2019/03/entertaining-solitude/ This Catholic essay says that Christians must drastically alter their personal disposition towards entertainment technology, arguing that leisure was never meant to be reduced to entertainment, and entertainment was never meant to be de-socialized. Resource type: Article Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Author: Br. Matthew T. Warnez, BH

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Thoughts in Solitude Book Quote by Thomas Merton http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/?post_type=cfe-readforpreach&p=6524 A short quote from "Thoughts in Solitude" by Thomas Merton about how our sinful identity is not our true self, and the freedom that comes in accepting Christ's vision of who we are. Resource type: Book Quote Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Thomas Merton

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“Come Away…” Sermon Starter/Outline by John-Marmion Villa http://4lpi.com/blog/come-away/ Reflecting on Mark 6:30-34, John-Marmion Villa makes a distinction between a vacation as "running away," and a time of solitude and silence for spiritual growth to rediscover "the person that God intended you to become." Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Connect! Sunday Reflection Author: John-Marmion Villa

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How to Foster a Healthier Year in Ministry Article by Samuel Rahberg https://www.faithandleadership.com/samuel-rahberg-how-foster-healthier-year-ministry In this article, Samuel Rahberg suggests two strategies--seeking solitude with God and companionship in stewarding one’s vision--will help good intentions become realities in the new year. Resource type: Article Source: Faith and Leadership Author: Samuel Rahberg

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The Bicuspid Life Article by Luci Shaw https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/bicuspid-life In this blog post, Luci Shaw meditates on the bicuspid Christian life, balancing the two cusps of gathering together in Christ's name and allowing for time and space for personal solitude and silence. Resource type: Article Source: The High Calling Author: Luci Shaw

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Is this the fast that I choose? Sermon Illustration by Gregg Brekke http://day1.org/3839-is_this_the_fast_that_i_choose In this blog post, Gregg Brekke reflects on the significance of discipline of solitude in the age of social media. He shares the experiences of several people who have fasted from Facebook. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Day1 Author: Gregg Brekke

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Sermon Illustrations on Solitude Sermon Illustration by Brennan Manning https://thepastorsworkshop.com/sermon-illustrations-2/sermon-illustrations-solitude/ In a world of constant connection through social media and technology, the concept of solitude seems to be lost. These illustrations highlight the value and need for quiet reflection. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: The Pastor's Workshop Author: Brennan Manning

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Sermon Illustrations on Relationships Sermon Illustration by John C. Maxwell https://thepastorsworkshop.com/sermon-illustrations-2/sermon-illustrations-relationships/ In this collection of sermon illustrations on relationships, Gary Smalley argues that humans have a need for relationships and Sue Monk Kidd explains the paradoxical truth that solitude sharpens one's ability to relate to others. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: The Pastor's Workshop Author: John C. Maxwell

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Full Text Hymns on Solitude In Solitude I Come to God in Prayer©
Oh, for a Heart to Praise My GodPD
Still with thee, O my GodPD
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Solitude Is Source of Freedom Sermon Illustration by John Ortberg http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2002/december/14070.html This sermon illustration by John Ortberg explains how in a research setting mice influence each other to a point that can cause death as a way to demonstrate societal influence and the need for solitude. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: John Ortberg

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The Power of Group Solitude Sermon Illustration by Adie Johnson http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2008/march/9030308.html In this sermon illustration, Adie Johnson shares her experience of connecting with God by practicing "group solitude" and likens the experience to that of Elijah's in 1 Kings 19. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Adie Johnson

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The Blessing of Occasional Solitude Sermon Illustration by Brett Baddorf http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2018/february/blessing-of-occasional-solitude.html In this sermon illustration, a missionary to the Antarctic found that solitude can be a blessing, strengthening one's spiritual life rather than hindering it. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Brett Baddorf

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The Loss of Solitude Sermon Illustration by Mark Fischetti http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2014/september/2092914.html An illustration by Mark Fischetti reflecting on the way modern technologies diminish solitude and thereby reflection. Appropriate for Joshua 1:8, Lamentations 3:26, and numerous other passages from the Psalms and the Gospels. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Mark Fischetti

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The Work of a Landscaper Article by Anne M. Dowe Overstreet https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/work-landscaper More as a laborer keeping a wild order than as a landscaper, the essayist/gardener notes her solitude, exercise and mental space. Ankle-deep in glory and dust before the Creator, she observes the transitory and the transcendent.... Resource type: Article Source: Theology of Work Project Author: Anne M. Dowe Overstreet

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Thomas Merton's Prayer That Anyone Can Pray Book Quote by Trent T Gilliss https://onbeing.org/blog/thomas-mertons-prayer-that-anyone-can-pray/ An audio recording of the Jesuit Jim Martin reading one of his favorite passages from Thomas Merton's book, "Thoughts in Solitude," which highlights the idea of continuing to trust in an unclear path from God. Resource type: Book Quote Source: On Being Author: Trent T Gilliss

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Really Listening to God Article by Mark D. Roberts https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/really-listening-god Mark Roberts says we can emulate the prophet’s response to God in Isaiah 50:5. We can hear God’s voice in quiet and solitude, in gathering with God’s people, and through Scripture, and we can listen and... Resource type: Article Source: The High Calling Author: Mark D. Roberts

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Spirituality Requires Solitude Sermon Illustration by Henri J. M. Nouwen http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/1999/june/5816.html In this sermon illustration, Henri Nouwen is quoted as saying, "Without solitude it is virtually impossible to live a spiritual life." Appropriate for sermons on Psalm 55:7, Matthew 14:23, 15:29, and Luke 22:41. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Henri J. M. Nouwen

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