Entering Scripture – Lectio Divina

“The Psalms acquire, for those who know how to enter into them, a surprising depth, a marvelous and inexhaustible actuality. They are bread, miraculously provided by Christ,to feed those who have followed Him into the wilderness.”From: Bread in the Wilderness … Continue reading

174 – Restoreth my soul – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

The past several weeks we have been thinking about the balance between the passive and the active in our lives. With that lens in mind I invite you to spend time meditating on Psalm 23. When I recently came to … Continue reading

143 – The Workaday World – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Some time back I mentioned the practice of keeping a “Saints Calendar.”   Yesterday, April 9, is marked on my calendar for Dietrich Bonhoeffer.  On April 9, 1945, he was executed by the Nazis for taking part in efforts to end Hitler’s control of … Continue reading

139 – Lenten Meditations – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

A few days ago I was reading the lectionary readings for this Sunday and the passage from Philippians 3:4-14 struck me with particular force. What hit me so hard was, If anyone else has reason to be confident in the … Continue reading

90 – Spiritual Formation – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

A few weeks ago I came across a blog post entitled, ” A Simple Pattern of Spiritual Formation” ( http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/a-simple-pattern-of-spiritual-formation }.  As you might expect that caught my attention.  It mentioned a book by Skye Jethani, With: Reimagining the Way … Continue reading

72 – Morning Prayer/Evening Prayer – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Over the last several years I have come across a number of references to W. E. Sangster’s book “Teach Me to Pray.”  He recommends setting aside at least 15 minutes in the morning and 10 minutes in the evening for … Continue reading

9 – Meditation – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

“Prayerful rumination upon God, his Word, and his world.” “On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.” — Psalm 145:5 from A Year with God:  Living out the Spiritual Disciplines, edited by  Richard J. … Continue reading