Discernment, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: Decision Making

Keeping it short and sweet today, but I thought I'd share my own adaptation of a spiritual decision making tree. The first three are quite essential in that they ask of us to go to the source.. God's word, God's voice, and the Holy Spirit's guidance in all. The other five invite us to consider… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Decision Making

Contemplation & Dialogue, Discernment, Saints, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: Work Harder, Pray More

In light of upcoming elections, many of us have spent time considering our options, weighing the consequences and praying that not only our nation survives but can address necessary issues. As difficult as this election year has been, I am reminded that my faith, though resting solely in Christ, cannot remain isolated from the reality… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Work Harder, Pray More

Discernment, Uncategorized

Take it All to Prayer

Over the last few months,  a potential mission opportunity has been occupying a special place in my prayers. Our collaborative, having already made two trips to Haiti for teens with another in February, has decided to embark on an adult trip next July. This mission, though only a week has born great fruit among the… Continue reading Take it All to Prayer

Discernment, Embracing the Ordinary, Scripture Reflection

Are You Saying Yes.. When You Should Be Saying No?

Today, perhaps you find that you had  much rather be saying yes to the many things that come your way than even contemplating the word no. Maybe, you do so out of a well intended desire to please others, or the thrill  from successfully multitasking a multitude of tasks. And still, though your yes may… Continue reading Are You Saying Yes.. When You Should Be Saying No?

Accompaniment, Discernment, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: A Slippery Slope

She was a bit surprised to see him there..standing among his homeless companions of many years. For several months he had found sobriety along with an apartment and a day job, maintaining his distance from a number of his former friends. The last time we had seen him he had appeared healthy and in much better spirits… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: A Slippery Slope

Contemplation & Dialogue, Discernment, Listening

Worth Revisiting: When God Talks

What is it to say that God talks? How do we know that God is really speaking and guiding us as we seek to follow? I would venture to say that nearly every believer has at some point in their walk of faith has questioned and sought certainty of God’s constant dialogue with them. Silence… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: When God Talks

Contemplation & Spirituality, Discernment, Saints

Work Harder, Pray More

In light of the upcoming elections, many of us have spent time considering our options, weighing the consequences and praying that not only our nation survives but can address necessary issues. As difficult as this election year has been, I am reminded that my faith, though resting solely in Christ, cannot remain isolated from the… Continue reading Work Harder, Pray More

Christian Spirituality, Dialogue, Discernment

Through the Lens: Theology & Sprituality

Sandra Schneiders, defines spirituality as “the experience of conscious involvement in the project of life integration through self-transcendence toward the ultimate value one perceives.”  “Religion and Spirituality: Strangers, Rivals, or Partners?” Santa Clara Lectures v.6. no. 2, Feb 6, 2000. In Schneiders discussion of spirituality, she begins with a very narrow understanding and use of… Continue reading Through the Lens: Theology & Sprituality