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Touch Point: Listening to God
Compiled by Stephen A. Macchia, D. Min.

Listening is foundational to our relationship with God. Jesus said "My sheep listen to my voice; I know them and they follow me." (John 10:27). The art of contemplative, holy listening is described in this Touch Point.
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Touch Point: Listening to One Another
By Tom Griffith, D. Min.
Leadership Transformations, Inc.

When was the last time when you felt someone really listened to you? . . .
When after you spoke, you felt, “they really understood me—they get me?” This is the heart of real communication; it is “to make common”—to share understanding. Unfortunately, most do not experience a deep sense of common sharing in our communication very often. Yet, in Scripture James makes it clear, “. . . Take note of this, everyone should be quick to listen . . .” (James 1:19)
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Touch Point: Meditating on God's World
Compiled by Elinor Beatty

How does creation point us to its Creator? Through scripture and the writings of Foster, Thompson, and Muller, this touch point focuses on worshiping God for his creation, and concludes with a practical exercise.
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Touch Point: Open Handed Prayer
Compiled By Matthew E. Scott, M.Div. Leadership Transformations, Inc.

Opening our hands to God is no simple task. For in doing so, we are opening ourselves to be led by God to a place we would rather not go—a place of vulnerability. Prayer is not merely offering requests to God. To pray means that we open up our clenched fists. The following quotes from Henri Nouwen will help you move towards a posture of open-handedness.
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Touch Point: Order of Love
Compiled By Kevin M. Antlitz, M.Div., Th M. Leadership Transformations, Inc.

“If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
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Touch Point: Peterson on Prayer
Compiled By Kevin M. Antlitz, M.Div., Th M. Leadership Transformations, Inc.

“Prayer is not something we think up to get God’s attention or enlist his favor. Prayer is answering speech. The first word is God’s word. Prayer is a human word and is never the first word, never the primary word, never the initiating and shaping word simply because we are never first, never primary. We do not honor prayer by treating it as something that it is not, even when that something is, as we suppose, sacred and exalted…”.
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Touch Point: Prayer
Compiled by Stephen A. Macchia, D. Min.

Prayer, as yielding to God daily, is the way in which we encounter Him and He transforms us. Prayer is a powerful weapon and can become a way of life for those who engage in it intentionally and daily. In this Touch Point five writers describe the nature of a life of prayer.
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Touch Point: Receiving God's Forgiveness
Compiled by Ellie Beatty, M.S. Ed.
Leadership Transformations, Inc.

“Count yourself lucky, how happy you must be—you get a fresh start, your slate’s wiped clean. Count yourself lucky—GOD holds nothing against you and you’re holding nothing back from him. When I kept it all inside, my bones turned to powder, my words became daylong groans. The pressure never let up; all the juices of my life dried up. Then I let it all out; I said, ‘I’ll make a
clean breast of my failures to GOD.’ Suddenly the pressure was gone—my guilt dissolved, my sin disappeared. These things add up. Every one of us needs to pray; when all hell breaks loose and the dam bursts we’ll be on high ground, untouched.”

- Psalm 32:1-6 (The Message)
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Touch Point: Reflective Journaling
Compiled by Stephen A. Macchia, D. Min.

This Touch Point outlines the process of previewing and reviewing our days in writing, in order to see the hand of God in the events of our lives. Practical suggestions for daily journaling are included.
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Touch Point: Retreats for Companioning with God
Compiled by Susan P. Currie

It takes "set-aside time and space" to develop prayer life. And it is during this time that we encounter God through being in the moment in His presence. Using guidelines and the teachings of Merton, Peterson, Lane and Nouwen, this Touch Point encourages encountering God in stillness.
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