Living the Life in Christ

1.16.23 Three Practices That Help Us Deepen Our Lives in Christ

Lectio Divina, an Ignatian practice Lectio Divina is a way of reading shorter passages in the Bible, say three or four verses, aloud all the while paying attention to any word or phrase that stands out for you. Read the passage three times slowly, listening for any word or phrase that stands out for you. […]

12.19.22 Beyond Belief

Belief in God is an important first step in dedicating our lives to loving God with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength and loving our neighbor as ourselves. But, it is not the end-all-and-be-all of the Christian life, just the first step. Believing in God and all that He promises us depends on […]

The Greatest Challenge in Our Lives as We Follow Jesus

11.14.22   The greatest change in our lives as we follow Jesus is in developing true humility. As we give up the issues that consume us, the values the world insists that we live by, as we live into the healing that God offers us for all our pain and suffering, we find that the […]

The Key Practice

10.17.22          The Key Practice   The most important thing we need to do in order to follow Jesus is to be able to hear the voice of the Indwelling Spirit of God in our minds. Otherwise, we are just doing what our preacher or church are telling us to do. Just like believing in Jesus […]

Digging Deeper Into Our Resistance

9.19.22   So much of our journeying with Jesus depends on our ability to deal with our resistance, our self-importance–in the main, our culturally-conditioned selves. We Americans are prone to set our agendas and stick to them, no matter what, we are mostly concerned about our own selves and what we need, and we do […]

8. 19.22 How We Live Our Lives

How we live our lives says a lot about what’s important to us. If we bookend the day with prayers and devotions, we are saying that God is very important in our lives. If we look for His presence throughout our days and what He is saying to us, then we are actively following Jesus […]

7.18.11 How we live our lives

How we live our lives says a lot about what’s important to us. If we bookend the day with prayers and devotions, we are saying that God is very important in our lives. If we look for His presence throughout our days and what He is saying to us, then we are actively seeking Jesus […]

If you really want to be free from the past…

6.20.22            If you really want to be free from the past…   Life is full of challenges, big and small here on Earth. So often we just shove down the pain of each challenge and loss in our lives—after all that was easier for us to do as children when we didn’t know how to […]

Walking and Praying

5.16.22            Walking and Praying   One of the best ways I have found to pray is to walk a labyrinth. This is a circle of paths which lead to the center and then back out again. In a way walking the labyrinth is just like our lives: there are turns so often that it begins […]

How do we know that we are following Jesus?

4.15.22            How do I know that we are following Jesus?   To follow Jesus is a lifelong, ever-deepening task from the moment we give our lives over to loving Him with all of ourselves. To believe in Jesus and everything that the Bible says about Him is the first step on this long journey. From […]