Living the Life in Christ

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 take […]

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 take […]

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 take […]

Two Principles of the Spiritual Life and One Great Practice

1st Principle: Quieting Your Mind So That You Can Hear              the Voice of the Indwelling Spirit of God “Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46 10 “Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him.” Psalm 37:7 “Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the […]

The experiences that had a major impact on my life…

These are the profound experiences in my life that have changed me:   I was brought up in a hell-fire-and-damnation church from age 16 mos. to 13 years. This one experience more than any other set the trajectory of my life. As an adult I had to change my attachment to a punitive, capricious God […]

“All of me, why not take all of me?”

“All of me, why not take all of me” has come into my life as a theme song, a prayer that I lift up to God: “I’m no good without you!” Day after day over the last week or so, these words have reverberated in my heart and mind. A year and a half ago […]

The Trajectory of Our Lives

When we think of the spiritual journey, I think we are so now-focused that we don’t think of the whole trajectory of our lives and how what’s happening today fits into it. I have thought a lot along these lines because I grew up in a hell-fire-and-damnation church in Louisville KY from ages 1 ½ […]

God Speaks to Us

It’s been thirty-seven years since I gave my life to Christ, and I’ve learned a lot since then about how God speaks to me. Sometimes I hear his thoughts in my mind, so different from my own that they stand out, as if highlighted, like the time I heard this: “I have an agenda for […]

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 […]