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About williamrporter

William is married with two children. He helps lead a house of prayer in the Midlands of the UK. William loves God and counts photography, music and walking as hobbies. Living life to the full amongst good friends and family are some of the precious gifts of his life.

Jerusalem the capital of Israel?

I haven’t addressed any contentious issues in my blog so far. That line is being crossed, I guessed, in what I write today. The remarks of President Trump this week, announcing American recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the … Continue reading

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Desert Spirituality – help in moving through unfamiliar terrain

In my last blog, I mentioned some books and resources that I had found helpful writing on desert spirituality. I have been trying to find some wise authors who have been ministering to my itch to discover God as He … Continue reading

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Resources for desert prayer

Since I started to follow the Holy Spirit’s prompts to think about desert spirituality, I have been looking around for what others have written. It is an interesting search, in that spirituality from the desert is both an ancient stream … Continue reading

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Adjusting to a desert journey

I was wondering to myself, as I trimmed my beard earlier in the week, just how long a desert prayer journey might take. For those who read any recent blogs of mine, I have been following a spiritual nudge from … Continue reading

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Turning 50 and thankful!

On the cusp of my 50th birthday, feeling quite content and expectant… I think over my different decades and see times of growth and change, spiritual milestones, failures or obstacles I overcame, stages of family life, the clear hand of … Continue reading

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Learning from the Desert Fathers

I was in prayer at the Beacon, at the start of the busy after Easter season of activity. I was preoccupied and trying to quiet my heart to listen to God. Suddenly in my mind’s eye I could see myself … Continue reading

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The desert place (desert musings 2)

I confess that I have never been to a real desert. I have an idea of what they are like, from biblical stories and from natural history documentaries on TV. However I suspect I greatly underestimate the rawness of such … Continue reading

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