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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.

Additional Notes: If you need assistance figuring out the group format, contact me at ktv5@calvin.edu. If you sign up for this group but don't want to receive email every time something new is posted, you can make the necessary adjustments by editing your account information by following these instructions. We will be posting the discussion questions and possibly some of the comments made here on the CCEL Facebook page.

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

mrsjoannc's picture

Hi Everyone

I've enjoyed reading the posts so far and I'm excited to start the discussion group.
I have been in many Christian denominations over the years and have finally found my place in none! but I am happily still following the Lord and feel more confident about my walk with Him than ever. I share my faith with my husband of 14 years and we "participate" in church on TV - he also leads a men's Bible study. For me the group discussion on CCEL will be my Bible Study Group - the one I participated in a year or so ago on CCEL was very rewarding. I have proofread for CCEL also & hope to get back to doing more. I wish I had more time for all that CCEL offers - I have been using my kindle and find that it is a great tool for getting a lot of reading done. Looking forward to "talking" to you all.
JoAnn


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