237 – Simplicity – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

I suspect you are all familiar with the Serenity Prayer, Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Right? How does … Continue reading

235 – Speak/Listen – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

The past weeks I have spent time reflecting on the God’s call to Samuel (1 Samuel 3.1 – 4.1). I have  become more and more impressed with the richness of this portion of Scripture and the direction and encouragement it … Continue reading

234 – Learning to Pray – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

In the weeks before this past Christmas I took several opportunities to visit a few local bookstores (no surprise to those of you who know me!). On one of my visits, I was looking at several books on prayer and … Continue reading

224 – The General Thanksgiving – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

In the Book of Common Prayer (p 101) at the close of Morning Prayer the following prayer is offered. Some of you are familiar with liturgical prayers and for some it is something out of your usual experience. In fact, … Continue reading

222 – Offering – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Over the last two weeks we listened first to St Teresa and then to St Ignatius speak to us of what we offer to God.  Today let’s listen to these words from the Wesley Covenant Prayer, I am no longer … Continue reading

206 – Simple Prayer – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

This past Sunday morning I was listening to “Interfaith Voices” on NPR and heard an interesting interview with Anne Lamott.  She talks about her book, Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers. How does that sound to you?  Does it capture … Continue reading

204 – Prayer – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Please allow me a moment today to share a thought on prayer from Laurence Freemen, Think of prayer as a great wheel. The wheel turns our whole life to God……. The spokes of the wheel represent different types of prayer. We pray in … Continue reading

200 – When We Answer – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

I first heard of Frederick Buechner many years ago and remember thinking I should read his books.  I found one, started reading it and soon stopped.  For whatever reasons, I could not follow his writing and could not understand him. A few days … Continue reading

199 – Prayer Beads – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Last week I came across this article on prayer.  I invite you to notice how ancient prayer practices have modern day effects even with some of our youngest. Let Us Pray – by Melanie Gordon “What does prayer look like? How do … Continue reading