It never occurred to me that I could find Jesus at home. Not the flesh and blood but the spirit. My physical sense of longing has been active for years, searching in churches and temples, sacred spaces, parks, oceans and rivers for the God I loved and the God I let go of. There have… Continue reading Making a spiritual retreat at home
Some time ago, God answered my prayers and allowed me to write as part of a devotional team at my church. Out of all of the things that my heart longs to write, I love devotionals the most. I have a meditative spirit, one that longs to rest and dwell in the shadow of the… Continue reading The Waking Hours- Why we cannot leave our children out of our prayer life
As I sat and tried to pray in the confines of my closet, the guilt that rose inside of me for being away from my kids while they enjoyed Saturday morning cartoons was overwhelming. I generally wake up about an hour early each day to read the bible, to pray, to journal, to reflect and… Continue reading Be in the season, not in the moment
One word from God and we are forever changed. It could be an I love you or I am here or be still. But His voice in the silence changes everything, changes us. Silence at times needs to be forced, we are not good at it. And I am not talking about the meditative kind… Continue reading The altar of my words
“Therefore choose life, so that both you and your offspring may live, and so that you may love the Lord your God, and obey his voice, and cling to him (for he is your life and the length of your days)…” Deuteronomy 30:19(b)-20(a) CPDV “It is good to hope in silence for the Lord’s deliverance.”… Continue reading Are you following Jesus?
Amos 2:3, “I will cut off the ruler from its midst, and all the princes I will slay with him, says the Lord.” Are you listening to too many motivational speakers? Faith seminars? Are you busy running around listening to everyone else but God? For weeks God gave me this verse in Amos. I sat… Continue reading What is God’s will for your life?
Asceticism- self-discipline and avoidance of all forms of indulgence; rigorous self-denial; austerity; extreme plainness, simplicity “He had found refuge, outside the confines of human society,” Teilhard de Chardin, Hymn of the Universe Our universal self-seeking is in our quest for fulfillment. I find it somewhat odd that in the confines of my own journey there… Continue reading You don’t have a soul, You are a soul, You have a body
“That is what a wounded stag would do, hiding in the forest until his injuries heal.” (on meditation, Happiness by Buddhist Monk Matthieu Ricard) I am a purveyor of books, a drunkard of words if you will. I spent some time in spiritual isolation these last couple of months, and that’s not a bad thing.… Continue reading How a Buddhist Monk returned me to Jesus
I like to share with people when I feel inspired, or a piece moves me. I draw from various resources, wherever the Holy Spirit moves me for the day, that moment. The Word Among Us is one of those great resources that I adore, and hope to one day write for. This article, Listen, Love,… Continue reading Meditation for today, January 3, 2015
“but there is one among you whom you do not recognize.” John 1:26 (b) Silence is a funny thing. When you have it all to yourself you hear everything else. But in the noise of the day, the glimpses of silence mean even more. People talk about silence as if it is a precious metal,… Continue reading You can have silence now!