233 – Water – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Two things came together Sunday that have me thinking about water this week. First, last Sunday was the celebrated as the “Feast of the Baptism of the Lord.” Many in church listened to the Scriptural accounts of Jesus’ baptism and … Continue reading

208 – Coming to Scripture – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

The other day while going through some older material I can across a great piece by Alister McGrath, “Encountering Biblical Spirituality” http://metamorpha.com/blog/2011/10/01/alister-mcgrath-encountering-biblical-spirituality/ The entire article deserves to be read and I want to put before you this morning just a small piece, “As … Continue reading

174 – Restoreth my soul – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

The past several weeks we have been thinking about the balance between the passive and the active in our lives. With that lens in mind I invite you to spend time meditating on Psalm 23. When I recently came to … Continue reading

141 – Holy Week – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Where do you find yourself this week? Palm Sunday has passed; we are moving through Holy Week, on to Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and then …. Easter. I need to remember a few things today and I want to share those … 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

116 – Praying with Scripture – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Many mornings I read the responsorial psalm for the day and last Friday I was in for a surprise.  The psalm that morning was – Psalm 18:2-5 © (from the New Jerusalem Bible) The heavens proclaim the glory of God. … Continue reading

91 – Holy Week – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

We are coming to the end of Lent with Palm Sunday and Holy week almost upon us.  What will Holy Week be for you?  Will you continue some Lenten practice?  Will you continue reading some work that has been part … Continue reading

47 – Service – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

So, is service a spiritual discipline?  Is it formational?  For a moment consider these words from the letter to the Philippians, “Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form … Continue reading