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Kyria.com Underscores the Need for Silence and Solitude

Contact: Ginger Kolbaba, 630-260-6200, gkolbaba@christianitytoday.com

CAROL STREAM, Ill., Oct. 8 /Christian Newswire/ -- The October issue of the Kyria digizine, available today, underscores the importance of silence and solitude to connect with God in today's hectic world.

Editor Ginger Kolbaba says, "This month's issue of the Kyria digizine is on the spiritual discipline of silence and solitude--the practice of regularly taking time alone to be still and hear God's voice as he speaks wisdom and direction into our lives. We want this issue to help women see the importance of and find ways to incorporate times of silence and solitude."

Featured is an interview with Brenda Jank, personal retreat director, who says that your life and faith depend on the practice of silence and solitude. "Jesus loved silence and solitude and retreated regularly to refuel and refresh himself, so it becomes a model for our lives."

A portion of the Kyria digizine is free access and open to everyone. The October issue features the following articles:

Off the Beaten Path
Think you don't have the time or ability to get quiet and alone? According to personal retreat director Brenda Jank, your life and faith depend on it.
Interview by Ann Byle

The Spaces In Between
A pause of silence may bring your world into focus.
By Catherine Bowler

Easing Into Silence
It really doesn't have to evoke sheer terror.
By Tracy Balzer

Why Silence, Anyway?
Something uniquely powerful happens when we enter the sanctuary of God.
By Tracy Balzer

Quiet Your Soul
How to fill and feed your spirit
By JoHannah Reardon

To see the October 2010 issue of the Kyria digizine in its entirety, become a member of Kyria.com here: kyria.com/membership.

The November 2010 issue will be on the topic of gratitude and will feature an interview with Sally Clarkson and articles by Mayo Mathers, Sherri Van Zante, and Sharla Fritz.

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