Given the opportunity to get away to refresh yourself in prayer and you can take your Bible, a notebook, and one more book that would help refresh you in this spiritual exercise for a few days, what book would be going with you?
I am challenged to read through the Gospel of Mark with more intentionality. This is an invitation from the Spirit. I am now in Mark 9 and have come to a realization that I am back to my default approach to reading Scripture.Continue reading “Spiritual reading”
A man given to arguing becomes for himself a double-edged sword; he destroys his soul, without knowing it, and renders it alien to eternal life. Continue reading “The way of humility”
I will forever bless the day when I was asked to rummage through a friend’s office and take any book I liked in certain sections. That is the day I came on Writings from the Philokalia: On Prayer of the Heart. I’ve noted some thoughts from this treasure on past posts. Today’s thought may be the entire reason the Spirit brought me to that office that day. Continue reading “What is faith?”
I am now moving between two pieces of writing that will not allow me to hurry. In our culture (and especially in a world defining “leaders as readers” and shame on you if you’re not reading a book a week..) this is hard. My reading does indeed move too quickly. These writing won’t let me, and I’m grateful. Continue reading “The depths possible in walking with God”