210 – Sacred/Secular – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

I have the feeling that C. S. Lewis won’t let me go.  I find Lewis speaking to me again this week.  What do you think? Does Lewis have something important to tell us? ” . . . substituted religion for God … Continue reading

209 – Spiritual Disciplines / Spiritual Practices – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

These wise words dropped into my inbox a few days ago and they struck me as indispensable counsel for our approach to all spiritual practices, “As long as you notice, and have to count, the steps, you are not yet dancing but only … Continue reading

208 – Coming to Scripture – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

The other day while going through some older material I can across a great piece by Alister McGrath, “Encountering Biblical Spirituality” http://metamorpha.com/blog/2011/10/01/alister-mcgrath-encountering-biblical-spirituality/ The entire article deserves to be read and I want to put before you this morning just a small piece, “As … Continue reading

151 – Seeing – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Several months ago my wife and I started reading the devotional book A Year with Aslan: Daily Reflections from The Chronicles of Narnia and have found many of the reflections full of insight, challenges and encouragement.  My wife pointed out to me … Continue reading

144 – Duties – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

One of Eugene Peterson’s books* is subtitled, “Discipleship in an Instant Society.”  If that was true in 1980 when it was first published, I suspect most of us would easily agree it is even more true today.  Given our desire for (or is … Continue reading

89 – Presence – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Years and years ago in school I remember the teacher calling roll and us answering the teacher when our name was called, “Present.” I had not thought of that for years until I was thinking about the “practice” of Presence … Continue reading

76 – Morning Prayer/Quiet – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Is it important to set aside time for prayer or quiet or silence in the morning? Last week I came across a quote from C. S. Lewis that a blogger entitled “The real problem each morning.”  C. S. Lewis wrote, … Continue reading