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

139 – Lenten Meditations – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

A few days ago I was reading the lectionary readings for this Sunday and the passage from Philippians 3:4-14 struck me with particular force. What hit me so hard was, If anyone else has reason to be confident in the … 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

136 – Forced Spirituality – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

This past Monday as I looked over the many lenten readings in my email (maybe too many, but that is a discussion for another day) one especially caught my attention, “Forced Spirituality.”  The writer begins with an account of a … Continue reading

135 – Ash Wednesday – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

A few days ago I saw on the High Calling website information about a Lenten devotional booklet ( http://www.thehighcalling.org/lent ) that can be downloaded or followed online.  In the booklet Mark Roberts describes some of the things he finds Lent is and isn’t: … Continue reading

134 – Seeing – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

What do you see right now?  At home, at work, in the car, in the shopping center, at the gym, walking, running, at the park, What do you see? One of the themes in Scripture that keeps bothering me is the reoccurring note … 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

93 – Octave of Easter – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

“We made it!  We made it through for another year!  Doesn’t Lent seem longer to you every year?  It does to me.  But, we’ve done it for another year.  Lent was long but I guess I got something out of … Continue reading