From The Stream
I LOVE listening to music, sermons, podcasts, and audiobooks. I listen while I workout, walk to work, or while taking out the trash. But I HATE that moment when I pull out my headphones only to find them in a jumbled up mess. All my excitement about digging in to the next chapter of whatever Young Adult Fiction book I'm listening to is put on hold...while I summon my inner Boy Scout to untangle the knotted chaos of my headphones.
I bet it's happened to you too.
Have you ever found yourself in a season of God's Silence, where you've prayed and prayed...only to hear static on the other line? Have you ever felt like you are stuck in a Waiting Room...and God forgot you were there? If so, you are not the first, and you are not alone. The good news is that there are actually things that YOU can do...even when it feels like God is doing nothing.Continue Reading
This Richard Rohr quote recently got me thinking recently:
“Moralism is the common substitute and counterfeit for mysticism in almost all religions…it is our reliance on largely arbitrary purity codes, magic rituals, and requirements for supposed enlightenment, “salvation” or any form of superiority. Read More
For the longest time, Meditation felt like one of those "mystical" things that was only for New Age people and Ninjas. The idea of sitting...in silence...doing nothing did very little for me until I discovered how misguided my perception of mediation really was.Continue Reading