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Brother Lawrence study group is ending in August of 2012--Consider joining the Mark study group which starts in Sept. of 2012

WELCOME! My name is Ken Verhulst, and I will be moderating this new discussion group dealing with Brother Lawrence's The Practice of the Presence of God. I will post questions weekly, but this group will not work without the participation of the group members. In addition to responding to the moderator's questions, I encourage all participants to post their own questions and thoughts. I intend this discussion group to be friendly and not intimidating. If you really like to argue or express your wit in ways that might offend others, then this group is not for you.

POSTING: If you’ve never posted before, it’s very simple. If you see a post you would like to respond to, click “Reply” and type out your response. When you’re ready, click “Preview,” and this will give you the chance to look things over. If everything looks right, click “Post” and your comment should be posted. If you want to add a brand-new comment to a thread of conversation, click “Add new comment,” and follow the same drill.

Please try to keep your responses on-subject; it’s okay to stray from the main topic a little, but if things go too far afield from The Practice of the Presence of God, I will delete or edit posts to keep the conversation from derailing. The same is true for posts which have unacceptable content. If you have questions about what is acceptable and unacceptable, the Forum Guidelines spell things out very well. The rules for posting in the forums apply to this group study, and I will also address situations that are not directly covered in the official guidelines as I see fit.

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Here is a link to the book we will be discussing: Practicing the Presence of God.

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Introducing myself....

Hello all! My name is Regina. I love this book by Brother Lawrence! I have tried and failed many times to practice the presence of God as he did. However, I'm ready to try again! Frank Laubach, missionary in the Philippines, was so moved by this book that he practiced it successfully and came up with “The Game with Minutes” in which he invited Christians to attempt keeping God in mind for at least one second of every minute of the day. I suggest we do the same as a start. I believe I'll stick a posted note stategically around my office at work and home.... :) (I forgot to tell you a little about me...I'm a 56 year old mom of 6 and grandmother of 3. I just got married a few months ago to a wonderful man of God. And I love to read! It is a passion of mine and has been all my life.)

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.