Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Holy Gospel: February 24, 2013. (Year C)

Read:  Luke 13:31-35 Meditation: “Finishing Well” Jesus ‘s entire mission was about redemption (v. 34).  This passion kept his mind focused and his heart singular all the to the Cross.  Jesus finished well. But he did not do so without … Continue reading

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Gleanings: Two-footed Christianity

Richard Rohr (e-letter for Feb 20) offers us a good image of our Christian walk… “The Jewish prophets had one foot in Israel and one foot outside and beyond. So must you have one foot in your historical faith community … Continue reading

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Benedict’s Rule: Spirituality is Reality (2)

The vow of stability provides a second major benefit:  it does not hide or delay the challenges that come with living an authentic spiritual life.  When the seeking brother was received into the community, he was “told all the hardships … Continue reading

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In-Sight: Of “Use” to God

Oswald Chambers has been a good guide for me for decades.  I read his book, My Utmost for His Highest, year after year–and like plowing a field, I keep turning over new, rich soil. This morning, I was challenged by … Continue reading

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Ministry Musings: Practice Lectio Divina

Discernment is praying to know God’s will.  Much of that will is already revealed in Scripture.  So, discernment is always connected to reading the Bible in order to find out what God has already revealed. We join with the saints … Continue reading

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Connections: Talking in the Dark

Just a reminder that Upper Room Books has published my book Talking in the Dark: Praying When Life Doesn’t Make Sense as a Kindle book. 

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Wesley’s Way: From Many Streams

When the Mississippi River pours into the Gulf of Mexico, it is a mixture of water from other streams.  Similarly, when we receive spiritual nourishment from Wesleyan spirituality, it is a mixture of other traditions. Wesleyan spirituality is made up … Continue reading

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