A Guided Meditation to Keep Your Heart from Wandering

A Guided Meditation to Keep Your Heart from Wandering

Do you ever wonder why you can recall banal song lyrics from your youth, but can't remember why you've walked into the family room? I'm learning from this affliction that if I want to commit something to memory or form some sticky habit that's important to me, I really have to work at it. I… Continue reading A Guided Meditation to Keep Your Heart from Wandering

Learning Humility: Cooperating with God in God’s Time and in God’s Way

Learning Humility Cooperating with God

If I should ever happen to meet the Old Testament prophetess Huldah, I would fully expect her to have pale blue eyes like my friend Mary's. Mary had turned her eyes on full power the day she rebuked me for being a hypocrite. Gulp... Until that point, we were having a great visit, sharing how… Continue reading Learning Humility: Cooperating with God in God’s Time and in God’s Way

“Going Saint”

The memoir meets spiritual formation literature in Nathan Foster's The Making of an Ordinary Saint; and in case the name "Foster" has a familiar ring to it, think "Richard Foster" of the seventies-era classic¬†Celebration of Discipline.¬† Nathan is Richard Foster's son, and a handful he was, apparently.¬† Now with addiction and bitterness in the rear-view… Continue reading “Going Saint”