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Jan Johnson is an author (20 books), speaker, college prof and spiritual director. She lives in Simi Valley, CA.

For years I have thought this quotation was insightful: “We worship our work, work at our play, and play at our worship” (Gordon Dahl). Working hard is a good thing but we worship work when we overdo it, use it to feel good about ourselves or make it more important than relationships, health, and the good of others. Playing at our worship is about engaging in worship in a way that resembles ent... Read more of this blog post »
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I've read this book several times. Oswald Chambers lived life to the full. One of his themes was: "Trust God and do the next thing." His "next things" always involved loving and serving both God and people. When I get discouraged, I pick it up and re ...more
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Madame Guyon's life was an adventure. It was often very difficult but in the middle of it all, she and God carved out a powerful relationship.
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I have nothing in common with a neurosurgeon, but I loved reading this book. Levy tells his story of praying with patients but also about learning to forgive people. I am so glad I read, no devoured his book. I'm sure much credit goes to co-author Jo ...more
" Since preparing the study guide, I've reread the book about 3 more times. I'm captivated by how she sensed such peace (61, 89, 87, 105, 106, 11, 112; ...more "
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“The road to becoming such a person-a child of' light-involves abandoning everything to God: what others think of us, what others' harmful motives might be, fears about what others might do to us, hopes for getting ahead. We come to truly believe that God "knows what he's doing, and he'll keep on doing it" (I Peter 4:19, m,,(,).”
Jan Johnson, Renovation of the Heart in Daily Practice: Experiments in Spiritual Transformation

“The point of simplicity is not efficiency, increased productivity or even living a healthier, more relaxed life. The point is making space for treasuring God's own self.”
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Jan Johnson This weekend I'm doing my first retreat based completely on my book book:Abundant Simplicity: Discovering the Unhurried Rhythms of Grace|10585589] (except that I added some juicy stuff!).
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