235 – Speak/Listen – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

The past weeks I have spent time reflecting on the God’s call to Samuel (1 Samuel 3.1 – 4.1). I have  become more and more impressed with the richness of this portion of Scripture and the direction and encouragement it … 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

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

109 – Prayer – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

I was looking over some material on prayer we are going to be reading in our class at church and came across this statement from Don Saliers, “Prayer is essential to ‘the call to holiness at the heart of the … Continue reading