Category: Spiritual Discipline

Living a Spiritual Life in the Midst of the Daily Hustle

If you’re like me – a result-oriented person and lover of ticking off that task that’s been scheduled in my bullet journal – then you’re likely to understand this tension. It’s the tension of there is lots to do today AND I need to…

Yearning for God…intentionally

Prayer was a continuous way of life in the desert. It was intentionally cultivated until it became second nature. Prayer involved the hard work of learning a new language – the language of heaven. For the ascetic, prayer was not merely the speaking of…

The Minivan is My Training Ground (For The Moms Out There.)

“Train children in the right way, and when old, they will not stray.” (Proverbs 22:6, NRSV) Moms, where are your spaces for training your kids? Mine’s in the van – the minivan to be exact. My very first minivan was an old, blue Dodge…

Who Ups Your Average?

I have been thinking a lot lately about the things we surround ourself with. More specifically, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about who we allow to influence us and whether or not they are helping us to up our average. I’m using the…

Sacred Rhythms: Queen’s House, Room #19

Do you have yearly rhythms that you try to stick to because you know they’re good for you? If so, pause for a moment and ask yourself if you’ve stuck to the commitments you made to yourself – the ones like getting enough rest,…

Saying “No” so I could say “Yes”

If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, it’s likely become evident that I live a full life and am a person who is results driven. I’ve resolved myself to the fact that I will likely always be an extrovert (though…

Practicing Presence – With God, Ourselves, and Others

In recent weeks I have been thinking a lot about what it means to be practicing the discipline of Presence. And I’ve been doing so because in today’s world, with everything that clamours for our attention, not to mention the effects of sin, it…

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