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‘Practicing the Fast’ this Saturday

By: 3 April 2011 One Comment

ROGERS—When most people think of fasting, the image of abstaining from eating enters their mind. While that’s one form, there are other ways to fast.

The one-day seminar “Practicing the Fast: Taking Yourself Out of the Equation” will explore the idea of fasting and how it can be used to encourage and enhance one’s faith in God. The event, open to women throughout Northwest Arkansas and surrounding area, starts at 9:30 a.m. April 9 at the Global Outreach Center Immanuel Baptist Church in Rogers. The event is from Strings Attached Ministries.

“If Matthew 6: 21 is true that ‘where your treasure is, there will your heart be also,’ and time is our most valued resource, then where is your heart?,” asks Cari Kaufman, caretaker of Strings Attached Ministries in the event synopsis. “Is living life in terms of what is acceptable to the world at large consuming you? Do you find yourself searching consistently for your next hit of Facebook statuses, American Idol episodes or chocolate chip cookies?”

This one-day event will examine “fasting as a summons to surrender and self-emptying and invite you to take a look at things to which you might be overly attached,” Kaufman said.

“Practicing the Fast” is the second in a five-part seminar series that Strings Attached Ministries started in March. The first event, “Practicing Sabbath: Rediscovering God’s Design for Rest” was March 19.

The future seminars are:

May 21—Embracing the Call: Discovering Your Purpose;

June 11—Practicing Hospitality: Creating Welcoming Spaces for God, for Others and for Yourself; and

August 13—Practicing Prayer and Action: Living a Life of Intercession.

For more information or to register, visit


Editor’s Note: This is an event that the author is coordinating through her business, Jamie’s Notebook

About: Jamie Smith:
Experienced reporter who is now an entrepreneur. Jamie's Notebook offers writing services including press releases, corporate blogging and feature writing.

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