180 – The Day is Done – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Another year “begins” for us. Let me share two thoughts today.  First a short quote, “Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go.” … Continue reading

179 – A Christmas Prayer – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

On this Christmas Day, please let me simply share a prayer I found several years ago — Loving Father, Help us remember the birth of Jesus, that we may share in the song of angels, the gladness of the shepherds, … Continue reading

176 – Writing Prayers – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

A few weeks ago I saw a note on Englewood Review of Books regarding the recently published A Prayer Journal by Flannery 0’Connor.  This got me thinking about the practice of some of writing prayers but when I read the following … Continue reading

170 – Conditions for Growth – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

This paragraph from Evelyn Underhill recently was delivered into my email inbox,  “There is no need for peculiar conditions in order to grow in the spiritual life, for the pressure of God’s Spirit is present everywhere and at all times. Our environment … Continue reading

169 – Friendship – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Yesterday, October 15, was the Feast Day of St Teresa of Avila, and I felt the need to make some note of that this week.  While there are many things worth saying about Teresa, I want to share one brief, simple quote from … Continue reading

166 – Walking – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

In “The Practice of the Presence of God” Brother Lawrence wrote – “There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful than that of a continual walk with God. Those only can comprehend it who practice and … Continue reading

138 – A Lenten Prayer – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Did you make room during these past days for the Lenten Prayer we shared last week?  How did it go? I have to confess that I did not make time everyday to pray it but I did on several days … 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

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

130 – Prayer – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

I have noticed on the mailing lists I am receiving at the start of this year a number of discussions on prayer.  I wonder if this is a recognition of how important prayer is and a felt need to “start the year … Continue reading