An Ash Wednesday Challenge For Those Who Didn’t Know It Was Ash Wednesday

You may not care a lick about Ash Wednesday and think people that would put ashes on their forehead or go without chocolate for 6 weeks are strange but let me challenge you anyway. There are six weeks until Easter. There are six weeks to get to know Christ, to understand who he is, why... Continue Reading →

Spiritual Growth Is Not A Hobby

I have a proclivity towards self improvement plans. I gravitate towards contemplation. I embrace silence. I am fascinated by anything spiritual. The phrase spiritual disciplines does not scare me. But there have been times when I have been slightly embarrassed by my interests in spiritual formation and discipleship. I can be cynical about these tendencies.... Continue Reading →

You Have Nothing To Fear

Followers of Christ should not be fearful people. What is it about the gift of the Holy Spirit, life in the Kingdom, the promise of eternal life with Christ, and the deepening of God's love would indicate that fear should be a characteristic of our current existence? Yet, so many Christians seem to live in... Continue Reading →

How To Complete A Fast

Here are some things to keep in mind so that you can complete a fast and reap the spiritual benefits that I mapped out in my last post. I have made some mistakes in my efforts at fasting and this is what I have learned. Check your motivation. If you are more interested in the... Continue Reading →

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