Integrated by Spiritual Practices

Jul 27, 2015

If you allow God’s inspiration to come to you in its own good time, if you are listening deeply to the “still, small voice”[1 Kings 19] within you, if you then act on what is suggested, you will never violate who you are or do anything wrong or in the wrong timing. Living this way […]

Living the Gospel Truths

May 11, 2015

As the church loses its prominent place in American society, as we lose membership in many churches, we Christians need to examine what we are doing that contributes to the loss of stature of the church and the religion itself. It is not enough to blame contemporary culture for our reduced status. We Christians have […]


Jan 07, 2013

Forget about making New Years’ resolutions! They last about a month and are usually about diet and exercise after the excesses of the holiday season. Decide. Decide to put God first in your life. There are amazing things that happen when we decide to do something and then carry through. A decision echoes throughout the […]

The Capacity to Love as God Loves

Nov 05, 2012

       This week I am writing about love from the point of view that the spiritual life consists of developing the capacity to love as God loves and to have integrity. (Next week’s blog will be about integrity.) God is love. How we define love—our own capacity as humans to love–is a very watered down […]

Hearing and Heeding God

Oct 29, 2012

If the goal of the spiritual journey, as I wrote last week, is to know and to heed God’s voice within, then the journey will consist of doing those things which help us to know God so well that we always follow his inspiration for us. I have come to think of the spiritual journey […]

The Crux of the Life of the Spirit

Oct 22, 2012

The crux of the Life of the Spirit is this: to know God’s voice within and to heed it. Everything else in the spiritual life is about how we get there. My premise, my belief, is that we have this capacity to know God built into us and that our fulfillment lies in activating that […]


Oct 31, 2011

Gratitude may be the simplest of the spiritual disciplines, but I believe it to be the most powerful, because its practice brings one to the feet of God so much faster and surer than any Bible study, meditation, contemplation, journaling or other prayer practice. The simple act of writing down every night for fifteen straight […]