Crazy Jesus Parables and Dead Pigs

Lately I’ve taken to listening to the audio Bible on YouVersion’s Bible app in the mornings as I exercise or as I’m getting ready for work.  I have been out of spiritual practice, so since I’m exercising regularly, I figure coupling my physical exercise with some kind of spiritual exercise is a wise move. I’mContinue reading “Crazy Jesus Parables and Dead Pigs”

Corrective Lenses and Parenting

I have been cranky all night and the peanut butter and banana plus chocolate dessert is not helping. It is a shame, too, because it’s just about as perfect of a night as there could be in mid-June. It is still light at 8:30 and the neighborhood is milking every last second of daylight. TheContinue reading “Corrective Lenses and Parenting”

Book Two 2012 – Celebration of Discipline

Our small group worked through Richard J. Foster’s Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth the first few months of 2012.  In an effort to put spiritual disciplines into practice, our group spent a week on each chapter trying out the Inward Disciplines: Meditation, Prayer, Fasting, and Study, and the Outward Disciplines: Simplicity, Solitude,Continue reading “Book Two 2012 – Celebration of Discipline”

Book One – Best Spiritual Writing 2012

Well, I finally finished a book.  It took me a while, mostly because I’ve been a lazy reader, but also because this fine book was just thick with the stuff that gets you thinking.  The Best Spiritual Writing 2012 is a diverse and stimulating collection that includes both poetry and essay, work about wonder andContinue reading “Book One – Best Spiritual Writing 2012”