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

92 – Holy Week – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

It seems to me Holy Week is a time for reflection so in the interest not creating more noise I am providing the following link to the Scripture for Holy Week and a prayer from that same site – http://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/lections.php?year=B&season=Holy%20Week … Continue reading

87 – Lent – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Today, I still find I am thinking about Lent and how we keep Lent, or any spiritual practice, in the proper focus.  I want to direct your attention an article and a blog post I read this past week. (1) … Continue reading

85 – Lent – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

“Last year, and again this year, Mark Roberts has posted on his blog several reflections on Ash Wednesday and Lent (see below for links).  Since we are only a week away from Ash Wednesday, I thought it good to point … Continue reading

37 – Lent – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Today marks the beginning of Lent.  In the Book of Common Prayer (1979) we can read, “I invite you, therefore, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, … Continue reading