225 – Perspective – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Have you found some time over the last few weeks to “prepare” for Thanksgiving Day this year?  You know I don’t mean making your menu and buying the “fixings” for the big day, don’t you? Those things are important but … Continue reading

223 – Gratitude – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

I think it would be good as we approach Thanksgiving Day to have a chance over the next several weeks to exercise our “thankfulness” muscles. Let’s take time this week to hear Albert Schweitzer, At times our own light goes … Continue reading

175 – Thankfulness – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

I receive David Lose’s blog posts in email (and find so much in his writing worth reading) and last week a post came that seems just right for today.  I was already a fan of e. e. cummings and this … Continue reading

123 – Thankfulness – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Tomorrow is celebrated as Thanksgiving Day in the USA.  I am sure that is no big surprise to you.  And many of you will be involved in preparing food for your family and friends (and others perhaps) and enjoying the … Continue reading

73 – Gratitude – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Gratitude as a spiritual practice. Since tomorrow is “celebrated” as Thanksgiving Day by so many, are you surprised to see me remind us that gratitude and thankfulness is often included in a list of spiritual practices?  How many emails have … Continue reading

57 – Appreciating – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

This past week I had occasion to turn to Living in the Presence: Spiritual Exercises to Open Our Lives to the Awareness of God by Tilden Edwards.  One chapter is entitled, “Appreciating.”  He speaks of appreciation as “a natural gift … … Continue reading

20 – Gratitude – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

This past Sunday the minister mentioned the “spiritual discipline of thankfulness” in his sermon “Choose to Be Thankful” (1 Thessalonians 5:18), so this seemed an opportune time to add Thankfulness/Gratitude to our list of spiritual practices. “Gratitude is a loving … Continue reading