209 – Spiritual Disciplines / Spiritual Practices – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

These wise words dropped into my inbox a few days ago and they struck me as indispensable counsel for our approach to all spiritual practices, “As long as you notice, and have to count, the steps, you are not yet dancing but only … Continue reading

181 – Standing Alongside – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

This past Sunday my wife shared with me a thought she found on the http://www.d365.org/todaysdevotion/ website and I would like to share it with you this morning, It’s not what someone does for us that matters most; it’s the very … Continue reading

170 – Conditions for Growth – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

This paragraph from Evelyn Underhill recently was delivered into my email inbox,  “There is no need for peculiar conditions in order to grow in the spiritual life, for the pressure of God’s Spirit is present everywhere and at all times. Our environment … 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

89 – Presence – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Years and years ago in school I remember the teacher calling roll and us answering the teacher when our name was called, “Present.” I had not thought of that for years until I was thinking about the “practice” of Presence … Continue reading