Five Stages of the Spiritual Journey

Stages of the spiritual journey, one version   Commitment to put God first, surrender one’s life to God   Issue: answer God’s call to be born again Begin to hear the Indwelling Spirit of God, “the still, small voice”   Surrender to God’s leading   Issue:  obedience, heeding what God suggests   Offering up all […]

Come and find the quiet center

Through thoughtful essays about issues in the spiritual life and through spiritual practices that still the mind and connect us to God, we can…  “Come and find the quiet center in the crowded life we lead, find the room for hope to enter, find the frame where we are freed: clear the chaos and the […]

How to be present to God’s peace

How can we allow ourselves to be present in God’s peace that passes all understanding?   I open myself to it   I set aside doubt of myself   I take a break from control   I align myself with God’s will   I embrace all that I am   I set aside expectations   […]

Be Still

  There are three passages in the Old Testament that speak of being still, silent, quiet before God. The first one occurs as the Pharoaoh changed his mind about pursuing the Hebrews; Moses in Exodus 14:14 said, “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” He means that the Lord will […]