225 – Perspective – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Have you found some time over the last few weeks to “prepare” for Thanksgiving Day this year?  You know I don’t mean making your menu and buying the “fixings” for the big day, don’t you? Those things are important but … Continue reading

161 – Being Present – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Recently I came across these words from Henri J. M. Nouwen, “When I reflect on my own life, I realize that the moments of greatest comfort and consolation were moments when someone said, ‘I cannot take your pain away, I … Continue reading

95 – Patience – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Have you thought of “patience” as a spiritual practice?  This quote from Henri Nouwen arrived in my email yesterday and gave me a new perspective on “patience.” “Patience is not waiting passively until someone else does something. Patience asks us … Continue reading

88 – Solitude, Silence and Prayer – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

One day I am going to make a survey of what writers claim is the “most important” spiritual practice.  That’s not for today but I suspect I would find prayer, silence and solitude as high on most lists. You might … Continue reading