I used to think that spiritual disciplines were limited to "holy and sacred" activities. You know, like having a prayer time with a journal and a Bible, or listening to worship and praise music. That all changed when I was talking to my spiritual director about my own experiences of God.
Continued from.... Entry 8 The flight to and from Phuket is always tough, unless you are flying business or first class. Many layovers, seats too clo...
Everything I know about prayer, I learned from the late comedian and atheist George Carlin. Well, maybe not everything. Long before I was old enough ...
Not so us. One night I asked Tarn to take me to the markets to buy things to take back home. So after dinner at Downstairs at Joes, we climbed into one of the open air taxis called tuk-tuks and headed for Patong Beach. It is hot and noisy and I am having trouble walking from the arthritis in my left knee.
When was the last time you did deep self-reflection? How much thought have you given to who you are and where you are going?
Do you have a concept for God? Perhaps one (or more) that you no longer embrace, or have grown out of, or threw away? If this describes you, we have something in common.
Very early in his move to Thailand he tried to befriend a stray dog who bit his hand and he had to go to hospital for a series of rabies shots that were very painful.
Before anyone comments let me say that insomnia is a real medical condition that people really have. It's miserable to want to sleep and not be able to. I, however, wasn't suffering from insomnia. I was suffering from a self-induced, perfectionistic method of trying to be in control over what I most often had no control over.
That night we walk to Diamond Beach Club and I see the stage where Josh DJ'd. I fall apart. Everybody thinks I am so strong.
Don't make the same mistake I did. Prayer is far too powerful to allow routine or religion to steal its' effectiveness.
Recently, I've felt a tinge of jealousy watching those who have careers, relationships, or lives that fill them up -- emotionally, mentally, and spiritually; however, I had naively put myself in that group for years. I felt sympathy for those who didn't have the "picture perfect" life because the grass was beautifully green and manicured on my side.
My first plane ride was on EgyptAir nearly 18 years ago was with my mom and sister, coming to America.
There are a number of ways we can pray for our foster children. We need to become prayer warriors for our foster children, lifting them up in prayer on a daily basis. Not only should we pray for the children, but our foster children's case workers also need prayer
Spiritual retreat is time set apart to be in quiet, rest, and solitude with God. For generations, people have gone on spiritual retreats to encounter God and experience spiritual renewal.
With HB 2, Pat McCrory fleeces every worker of employment protections including the right to sue in state court for discrimination based on "race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap."
Have you found yourself wondering how to get spiritually unstuck? If you've been on the spiritual journey for any length of time, you've probably e...