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

195 – Eastertide – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Well … we made it through Lent … and then Easter Sunday and now it’s over and we can rest.  Anyone feeling that way this week?  A lot of us were very busy during these past weeks and for many … Continue reading

190 – Community – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

It seems for me “community” is the theme for this Lent.  Everyplace, in email, on the internet, in conversations, the topic keeps coming up.  Please allow me to share with you a few sentences from a post I recently came … Continue reading

177 -The Story – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Sunday morning I was looking over the Advent and Christmas songs in a hymnal (Celebrating Grace) and came across these lines in a litany – The time has come! God’s church relives the drama of the story we inhabit.   … Continue reading

140 – Palm Sunday – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

The days of Lent have moved on and in a few more days we will come to Palm Sunday.  At some churches people will hear of Jesus’ “Triumphal Entry” into Jerusalem, and may see a few Palm branches, and some … Continue reading