186 – Prayer – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Have you ever thought you had a problem with prayer?  I will confess that I have. I just came across this from Richard Foster on one kind of prayer problem – Our problem is that we assume prayer is something … Continue reading

42 – Fasting – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

In our past several weeks of thinking about fasting what has been your experience?  Have you fasted?  Did you decide to fast for some period of time?  Why?  Were you “suppose” to?  Or did something call you to a time … Continue reading

39 – Fasting – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

In Celebration of Discipline Richard Foster writes,  “Fasting must forever center on God.  It must be God-initiated and God-ordained….  Every other purpose must be subservient to God…. More than any other discipline, fasting reveals the things that control us.  This … Continue reading

38 – Fasting – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Since Lent is so closely associated with fasting, it seems a good time for us to think together about fasting.  First, hear this challenge from John Wesley, “Some have exalted religious fasting  beyond all Scripture and reason; and others have … Continue reading

32 – Breath Prayer – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Breathing is not only the most natural thing to do, it sustains life.  Breath prayer for many is a prime sustainer of life. In breath prayer we repeat a short, repetitive prayer phrase to the rhythm of our breathing.  As … Continue reading

31 – Simple Prayer – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

The first chapter of Richard Foster’s Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home is entitled “Simple Prayer.”  He writes, ” … we are brought to the most basic, the most primary form of prayer: Simple Prayer … we bring ourselves before … Continue reading

18 – Celebration – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

“Utter delight and joy in ourselves, our life, and our world as a result of our faith and confidence in God’s greatness, beauty, and goodness.”  “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, Rejoice.”  —  Philippians 4:4 from A Year … Continue reading

17 – Simplicity – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

“The inward reality of single-hearted focus upon God and his kingdom, which results in an outward lifestyle of modesty, openness and unpretentiousness and which disciplines our hunger for status, glamor, and luxury.” “We brought nothing into the world, so that … Continue reading