Praying Together

Praying Together  Pray then in this way… Matthew 6:9a Earlier this year I spent several days with a group of Benedictine monks south of Boston. I was allowed to join them during parts of their daily schedule, including the five daily worship services. One part of most worship services was what they consider praying together, … Continue reading Praying Together

Silent Prayer

Silent Prayer  Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. Romans 8:26 Most of us learned to pray with words, by which I mean we spoke our prayers. Because language is how we … Continue reading Silent Prayer

Difficult Decisions

Difficult Decisions  I know your works; you are neither cold nor hot. I wish that you were either cold or hot. So, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I am about to spit you out of my mouth. Revelation 3:15-16 I learned the most useful life lessons from a professor in graduate … Continue reading Difficult Decisions

Finding Spirit in Our Surroundings

Finding Spirit in Our Surroundings  Where can I go from your spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there. Psalm 139:7-8 A primary reason, I believe, we live in such a lonely, isolated, and narcissistic society … Continue reading Finding Spirit in Our Surroundings

The Exodus Revisited

The Exodus Revisited  Then the Lord said, “I have observed the misery of my people who are in Egypt; I have heard their cry on account of their taskmasters. Indeed, I know their sufferings, and I have come down to deliver them from the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land to … Continue reading The Exodus Revisited