Can It Already Be Lent Again?

Well, yes it can! It’s no use saying Epiphany was too short this year or I’m not ready for Lent. It is happening. And I am disappointed! Last year during Lent I sent out an email each day that used … Continue reading

Can We Practice Ourselves into Transformation?

That question may be a little confusing but allow me to offer some light. A few weeks ago we looked at a couple of the publications from Renovare. First, A Spiritual Formation Workbook and then Devotional Classics: Selected Readings for … Continue reading

Have You Learned to Read?

Last week I posted a few comments about one of the books from Renovare, Spiritual Formation Workbook, and I’ll like to follow up with some material from the introduction to Devotional Classics: Selected Readings for Individuals and Groups.  This is … Continue reading

Let’s Open Our Workbooks to Page ….

In previous posts I called your attention to a couple of devotional apps and in each case gave some focus to the spiritual principles and practices that form a foundation for the writers and the apps. Today I want to … Continue reading

186 – Prayer – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Have you ever thought you had a problem with prayer?  I will confess that I have. I just came across this from Richard Foster on one kind of prayer problem – Our problem is that we assume prayer is something … Continue reading

42 – Fasting – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

In our past several weeks of thinking about fasting what has been your experience?  Have you fasted?  Did you decide to fast for some period of time?  Why?  Were you “suppose” to?  Or did something call you to a time … Continue reading

39 – Fasting – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

In Celebration of Discipline Richard Foster writes,  “Fasting must forever center on God.  It must be God-initiated and God-ordained….  Every other purpose must be subservient to God…. More than any other discipline, fasting reveals the things that control us.  This … Continue reading

38 – Fasting – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Since Lent is so closely associated with fasting, it seems a good time for us to think together about fasting.  First, hear this challenge from John Wesley, “Some have exalted religious fasting  beyond all Scripture and reason; and others have … Continue reading