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

138 – A Lenten Prayer – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Did you make room during these past days for the Lenten Prayer we shared last week?  How did it go? I have to confess that I did not make time everyday to pray it but I did on several days … Continue reading

137 – A Lenten Prayer – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

A few weeks ago I mentioned a couple of lenten devotionals that seemed to point toward finding balance in our lives.  Several years ago I came across a lenten prayer that addresses in its own way some aspects of our … Continue reading

133 – Lent – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

With Lent arriving in two weeks I see more and more “advertisements” for ways to spend some of your time during Lent.  Publishers and book-sellers offer suggestions, well known (and lesser known) religious/spiritual writers offer suggestions, and churches/denominations/organizations direct you to resources (often ones they … Continue reading

94 – Lent & Easter – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Many weeks ago ( #21, #22, and #23 ) I mentioned what Dallas Willard calls the spiritual disciples of abstinence and engagement.  He sees both as necessary for the Christian life and likens it to “outbreathing” and “inbreathing.”  I wonder … Continue reading

42 – Fasting – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

In our past several weeks of thinking about fasting what has been your experience?  Have you fasted?  Did you decide to fast for some period of time?  Why?  Were you “suppose” to?  Or did something call you to a time … Continue reading

40 – Fasting – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Scot McKnight in his book, Fasting stresses that fasting is whole-body response to a sacred moment. “The thesis of this book is simple:  a unified perception of body, soul, spirit, and mind creates a spirituality that includes the body.  For … Continue reading