… where will he appear …

Allow me a moment the Christmas Day to share a few words from the sermon “The Face in the Sky” by Frederick Buechner. You can find the full text of the sermon at https://www.frederickbuechner.com/blog/2019/12/24/weekly-sermon-illustration-the-face-in-the-sky Those who believe in God can … Continue reading

230 – Manger and Kingdom – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

I saw these lines from a Christmas sermon of Dietrich Bonhoeffer on the Jesus Creed blog a couple of months ago.  I trust you don’t mind my sharing this on Christmas Eve. Bonhoeffer covers a lot of ground in these … Continue reading

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

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

178 – The Gift – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

A few months ago Plough Publishing restarted emailing a daily thought they call “Daily Dig.”  As you might expect Advent and Christmas has been the theme for the last several weeks.  Below is a recent posting that captured my attention … 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

128 – 12 Days of Christmas – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

What does “12 Days of Christmas” mean to you?  The name of a song we hear a lot at this time of the year?   A time to return Christmas gifts to the store?  The designation of the days between Christmas … 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