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

233 – Water – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Two things came together Sunday that have me thinking about water this week. First, last Sunday was the celebrated as the “Feast of the Baptism of the Lord.” Many in church listened to the Scriptural accounts of Jesus’ baptism and … Continue reading

232 – An Ordinary Day – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

How about you?  Are you back to your ordinary routine after the holidays?  As the first post-holiday week rolls around are you glad all the extra activity is past?  Does it feel good to be back to “normal”?  Or, are … Continue reading

231 – Spirituality – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

When I came across these words of Frederick Buechner, I couldn’t help but think he correctly identified one of the real dangers associated with spiritual disciplines.  If we let our concern for our “spirituality” draw us away from our life … Continue reading

230 – Manger and Kingdom – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

I saw these lines from a Christmas sermon of Dietrich Bonhoeffer on the Jesus Creed blog a couple of months ago.  I trust you don’t mind my sharing this on Christmas Eve. Bonhoeffer covers a lot of ground in these … Continue reading

229 – Imperfect – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

What do you want for Christmas? How many times lately have you been asked that question? Or, how many times have you asked that question of family, friends and co-workers?  What answers do you hear? Recently these words of Dietrich … Continue reading

227 – Ordinary Acts – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Thomas Moore suggests, The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest. Thanksgiving Day has come and gone for another year.  Now our “sights” are set toward Christmas. … Continue reading