The Fruit of the Spirit

Jun 26, 2023

6.26.23   In Galatians 5:19-23, Paul contrasts the “acts of the flesh” with the ‘fruit of the Spirit.’ The flesh deals in all that we feel free to do in the world, regardless of the objections of our conscience or the laws of God(v. 19-21). “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, […]


Jun 20, 2023

5.19.23            Presence   In Psalm 46:10 the Lord says, “Be still and know that I am God.” In the early days of the church, men and women moved out to the desert to live in this stillness. And later in church history this led to the development of monasteries and convents for those called to […]

Stages of the Spiritual Journey

Jun 19, 2023

6.19.23            The four Stages of the Classic Spiritual Journey   Benedict J. Groeschel, a Catholic priest and Franciscan friar, in his book, Spiritual Passages: The Psychology of Spiritual Development, writes about the traditional journey of following Jesus Christ with its four stages of spiritual depth: Awakening, Purgation, Illumination, and Union.[1] As I work on my […]

The Changes In Us Add Up As We Follow Jesus

Jun 12, 2023

6.12.23   As we follow Jesus, we will begin to see and feel the changes that He offers us as He heals each issue that stands between us and God that we lift up to Him in prayer. Step by step, issue by issue, the freedom from the world’s ways that He offers us begin […]

6.5.23 Our Personal Lens

Jun 05, 2023

6.5.23   Each human being grows up in a family and a culture that influences so much of who we become as we mature. That influence is largely unconscious, but it becomes the lens through which we see the world and make our choices. So, we follow those directives about our lives without really realizing […]