It’s The Most Spiritual Time Of The Year

You may think that you have never practiced Spiritual Disciplines. You would be wrong. If you have celebrated Christmas, then you have practiced Spiritual Disciplines. All that music, all of those candles, all that giving, all that singing, all of that charity focus, all of that family celebration, all of that scripture reading, all of... Continue Reading →

My Favorite Exercise

If you would have asked me in 2000 what my favorite spiritual discipline would be 16 years later, I would venture the following guesses: solitude and silence or journaling or simplicity or service. These seemed to fit better with my natural personality and interests. It turns out that my favorite soul-training exercise is scripture memorization... Continue Reading →

Why You Have To Plan To Grow Up

Each week, I will be providing a glimpse into the discipleship training program that I have just started. This is a way for me to show you what I am learning and also allow you to progress along with me. For more information, I encourage you to read this. Also, if you like what you... Continue Reading →

Tactics Can Be Dead Ends

I have been hesitant in this space to offer recipes and tactics for spiritual growth. You can find those in previous versions of the blog. Tactics and exercises without an understanding of the goal and the purpose behind them easily become instruments for pride and moralism. Through reading this blog, I hope you have had... Continue Reading →

Is Jesus Lord Of Your Life?

All of my talk about spiritual disciplines may give the impression that these are requirements for righteousness. Spiritual disciplines serve only one purpose - to assist in making Jesus Lord of your life. What spiritual discipline can best focus your mind and heart on the Lordship of Jesus? For me, right now, it is the... Continue Reading →

23 Things – Week 7: Simplicity

Week 7: Simplicity 16. Learn about simplicity from this video  17. Read Matt. 5: 33-37. This is Jesus' instructions to avoid manipulating and misleading people through the words that we say. The goal is to be the type of person who can simply say "yes" or simply say "no." Additional information and explanation is usually only used... Continue Reading →

23 Things – Week 5: Study

Week 5: Study 10. Watch Paula Gooder talk about "what the Bible is?" 11. Not everyone is bent towards reading and study. Still, you can immerse yourself in scripture through Psalms set to music by Sons of Korah (Click on Listen) 12. Who are your teachers and what are they teaching you? Make a list of your chief... Continue Reading →

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