66 – Journaling + Lectio Divina – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Some weeks ago (#36) I described Lectio Divina as a way of being with Scripture.  You may recall that Lectio Divina is often described as having four movements: (1) Read/lectio, in which a passage is read slowly, often read several … Continue reading

65 – Journaling + Prayer – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Some time back a friend pointed me to a practice that combines prayer and a form of journaling.  In the book Writing to God: 40 Days of Praying with my Pen Rachel Hackenberg provides writing prompts based on scripture to … Continue reading

61 – Journaling – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Very often journaling is contrasted with keeping a diary.  The usual comparison is that a diary is a “record of events, facts and occasions with little, if any, commentary.”   A journal “records subjective responses to events in thoughts, feelings and … Continue reading

60 – Commonplace Book – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Have you ever heard of a “commonplace book”?  In its simplest form it is a book you “make” that is a collection of quotes, verses, poems, drawings, sayings, even clippings.  Why?  Because these “things” struck you as having some worth … Continue reading