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

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

36 – Lectio Divina – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Have you heard the expression “praying with scripture”?  I heard that expression long before I heard of lectio divina, but praying with scripture became real for me as I learned this form of “reading” and prayer. Lectio divina is usually … Continue reading