232 – An Ordinary Day – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

How about you?  Are you back to your ordinary routine after the holidays?  As the first post-holiday week rolls around are you glad all the extra activity is past?  Does it feel good to be back to “normal”?  Or, are … Continue reading

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

172 – Discipline – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

For the past two weeks, first from Evelyn Underhill and then from Eugene Peterson, we have heard about a certain kind of passivity in the Christian walk.  Today, let’s listen to Dallas Willard, “[Disciplines are] activities we engage in that are within … Continue reading

160 – Community – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Let’s continue to think about groups and community this week, and let’s start by hearing Castell again, “Above all, the group must keep remembering that true growth in grace is not to be achieved by our own efforts or contriving, but must … Continue reading

159 – Community – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Last week we listened to John Muir tell us to go to the mountains, and thereby to go home, to the “fountain of life” for the healing and renewal it can bring to us.  I asked you to think about when you … Continue reading

156 – Grace – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Have you had those kind of days when you knew you needed an extra touch of grace?  As I look back over the past couple of weeks, I know I had several of those days. Well, some of that needed grace arrived … Continue reading

148 – Graced Practices – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Last Wednesday Dallas Willard passed away.  Over the past week there have many posts on the internet about Willard and what his writings, lectures and friendship have meant to so many.  (If you would like to read some of these … Continue reading

146 – Rhythm – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

One of my favorite passages from Eugene Peterson’s The Message translation is Matthew 11:28-30, “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a … Continue reading

145 – Fooling Ourselves – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

A few weeks ago I came across an article by Evan Howard entitled “Three Temptations of Spiritual Formation.” *  I have to admit the title caught my attention immediately.  Below are a few sentences from the article. “…. I love participating with believers … Continue reading