Tagged with Spiritual depth

Rhythms for the art of steering

Rhythms for the art of steering

I’ve had an increasing longing for stillness and solitude lately.  Well, that’s how my coach prefers me to describe it.  My exact words were more along the lines of longing to act like a hermit that doesn’t talk and just doesn’t do people. I suppose I can see how his turn of phrase is a … Continue reading

Even in the nooks and crannies

Even in the nooks and crannies

Here’s another little excerpt from Shaping the Journey of Emerging Adults by Dunn and Sundene: Acting with the mind, heart and will of Christ in the small nooks and crannies of our days will be in tension with the path of least resistance our flesh wants to take. Hmm, yes!

Deep people

Deep people

  Aargh, I am losing the battle of the half-read books again!  To a degree that is starting to make me slightly stressed actually.  Why, oh why, do I lack discipline when it comes to reading?  It’s not that I don’t like finishing books (I do); I just love starting new ones more. This week, … Continue reading

The pursuit of spirituality

The pursuit of spirituality…heightens the probability of two…things that most of us find rather unpopular: the pain of self-discovery and often humiliation.  Self-discovery in soul-development means renunciation of the claims of the ego.  And this is no easy battle for any of us.  As we seek the enlargement of that inner place where God may … Continue reading

Not so lost in 2011!

I started this year feeling pretty lost in 2011.  With only twenty goals on the conservative version of the list(!), I wasn’t really sure which way to turn.  I was believing God for a year of new opportunities as I finished off my MA dissertation and turned my eyes to consider what God might have … Continue reading

Living in the thickness of time

Time doesn’t always seem to be that spiritual a subject.  But I have always disagreed with those who cannot see its spirituality.  It is, after all, in units of time that we must live out this God-life that is within.   And as I read Lauren Winner’s ‘Mudhouse Sabbath’, that idea is deepened within me.  I think … Continue reading

Are you hurrysick?

I like this word.  A lot.  It is a word which means what it says.  I don’t know who coined it but Ortberg uses it in ‘The Life You’ve Always Wanted’.  It describes the drive within us relentlessly to pursue more and more – more success, more things crammed into less time.  We have fallen victim to … Continue reading