229 – Imperfect – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

What do you want for Christmas? How many times lately have you been asked that question? Or, how many times have you asked that question of family, friends and co-workers?  What answers do you hear? Recently these words of Dietrich … Continue reading

177 -The Story – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Sunday morning I was looking over the Advent and Christmas songs in a hymnal (Celebrating Grace) and came across these lines in a litany – The time has come! God’s church relives the drama of the story we inhabit.   … Continue reading

127 – Doing Without – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Today I want to share with you a brief quote and two resources. Dietrich Bonhoeffer in God Is In the Manger wrote, “Whoever does not know the austere blessedness of waiting – that is, of hopefully doing without – will … Continue reading

126 – Advent – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Monday, December 10, was noted by many as the Memorial of Thomas Merton.  Given that and the fact that I have been reading and trying to pay attention to Merton over the past 30 years, I thought it a good … Continue reading

124 – Advent/Christmas – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

So, we have had Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday,  Small business Saturday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday.  Christmas trees are going up in many homes and businesses, we see more red and green decorations in the stores and some cities have … Continue reading

77 – Visio Divina – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

I have mentioned here a couple of times ( #36 and #66 ) lectio divina, a way of sacred or holy reading.  What I have not mentioned is visio divina, a way of holy seeing. While we can open ourselves to … Continue reading

75 – Waiting – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Are your hearing and reading a lot about Advent?  I suspect some of us are.  My inbox has been full of offers and suggestions for Advent devotions, things to do, and suggestions on how to make this Advent season meaningful. … Continue reading