Spiritual Disciplines

Little red dots

Little red dots

I’m beginning to wonder if I have adult onset of ADD — attention deficit disorder. My vulnerability to distraction seems to increase substantially. I’ve lost track of the number of times I’ve been working on the laptop and need to find a document or double check an...
Why “walking” with God?

Why “walking” with God?

You have probably heard or read this somewhere before now: “walk with God,” or “walking with/in the Spirit.” There are plenty of resources that thoroughly describe what this means. Even more, there is an abundance of voices that list steps on how to do this in your...
Graham’s secret for staying connected to God

Graham’s secret for staying connected to God

We all learned this week of Billy Graham’s transfer to heaven at the age of 99. What an extraordinary life! He preached the gospel to more people than any other Protestant minister in history – an estimated 2.2 billion. Millions responded by surrendering their lives...
Replacing filters

Replacing filters

I’m a fixer. When things break, I want them fixed. I move into assessment and action quickly. I’ll sometimes try tackling a fix for things I have no business touching. Plumbing, roofing and electrical, to name a few. This winter, my furnace wasn’t heating the house. I...
Directions for spiritual growth

Directions for spiritual growth

I was given directions to go from my office to a location some miles away. The directions were thorough, but led through winding back roads. Being directionally challenged, I got lost. There was nothing wrong with the directions, but I needed a more direct route (read...
7 ways to renew yourself spiritually

7 ways to renew yourself spiritually

One of the core activities of Christian spirituality is the daily pursuit of God through personal spiritual disciplines. For centuries, Christians have done this to become more aware of themselves and more in tune with God. But few Christians today practice these...