243 – Easter Challenges – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Easter Sunday has passed … but has the Easter season passed? In this season between Easter and Ascension Day and Pentecost it is a good time to think about how we can live as “Easter people.” What can we learn … Continue reading

242 – Holy Week – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

We have moved though Lent, past Palm Sunday and find ourselves today on Maundy Thursday. Good Friday and Easter Sunday are just around the corner. This week I have been wondering how we communicate why we call this time “Holy … Continue reading

241 – Lenten Loss – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

I couple of weeks ago I was with a congregation and we were thinking together about something Paul wrote to the folks at Philippi, “… whatever gains I had, these I have come to regard as loss because of Christ. … Continue reading

240 – What we give up for Lent – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

I did not grow up in a church were we talked about Lent or giving up something for Lent.  Over the last years as I have come to some understanding of the season of Lent and of what it can … Continue reading

239 – Wilderness – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

This past Sunday I was with a congregation where we were reading Mark 1 and thinking about “Wilderness.” We noticed the Gospel writer reminded us that the prophets spoke about the wilderness, that John’s “pulpit” was in the wilderness, that … Continue reading

238 – Fast/Feast – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

As we once again come to Ash Wednesday and Lent, I want to share again the following prayer that for me speaks to the balance this season can point us toward, Fast from judging others; feast on the Christ indwelling … Continue reading

237 – Simplicity – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

I suspect you are all familiar with the Serenity Prayer, Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Right? How does … Continue reading

235 – Speak/Listen – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

The past weeks I have spent time reflecting on the God’s call to Samuel (1 Samuel 3.1 – 4.1). I have  become more and more impressed with the richness of this portion of Scripture and the direction and encouragement it … Continue reading

234 – Learning to Pray – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

In the weeks before this past Christmas I took several opportunities to visit a few local bookstores (no surprise to those of you who know me!). On one of my visits, I was looking at several books on prayer and … Continue reading