Taste And See...

Taste And See...

Can you feel your nostrils tingling and your mouth salivating? Are you licking your lips wondering what kind of amazing dance Fesenjoon might do on your taste buds? Why are you wondering about that? Everything you need to know about Koresh-e-Fesenjoon is in writing in front of you. You know its ingredients, you know how to make it, you know how to serve it, and you even have a photo of it.

I Didn’t Know What To Expect, But Lectio Divina Changed My Life

I Didn’t Know What To Expect, But Lectio Divina Changed My Life

The thing that struck me the most is how this time and space is opened. It is established as a time for us to open our minds to God by listening. We didn’t sing songs, we didn’t recite any prayers, we as a group came together to be quiet. Shah read a few paragraphs in one of the books of the Bible, and we sat in silence quieting our minds (which is no easy task) and listened.  

Do You Think You Know How To Love God? Think Again!

Do You Think You Know How To Love God? Think Again!

When you’re in love, your whole perspective on life changes. You see things through a different lens. You’re capable of amazing self-sacrifice and self-giving. What’s so incredible is that you don’t even think of what you do as something costly. Giving sacrificially becomes a natural part of your life because love shifts your center. The object of your love, your beloved, becomes the center of your life. Can we love God like that? Yes…

Is Silence More Than The Absence Of Words?

Is Silence More Than The Absence Of Words?

Please understand that by silence I don’t mean the absence of words. There are many introverts who are happy to take part in a gathering without having to say a word.

What I mean by silence is stopping the thoughts in our heads. Our chattering minds are our biggest noisemakers. Our greatest struggles take place there…

Where Did We Go Wrong Trying To Lead Our Children To God?

Where Did We Go Wrong Trying To Lead Our Children To God?

During the Jesus Movement, we were like children who were in constant awe of the Creator. In the process of growing up, we lost the ability to wonder about God.

MY JOURNEY INTO MEDITATIVE PRAYER!

MY JOURNEY INTO MEDITATIVE PRAYER!

It was in late 1998 in my Early Church History class, when I heard my professor, Mel Robeck, in passing say, “And then there were the Desert Fathers and Mothers who went to the desert to do spiritual warfare, but NOT the way we do it today.” For various reasons, that one sentence started my journey into what’s known as...

This Is Where The Pilgrims Of Contemplation Differ!

This Is Where The Pilgrims Of Contemplation Differ!

The Christian meditation is NOT for self-improvement—although that could very well be a part of it—but for drawing closer to the Divine. We do not empty ourselves of mental chatter to be filled with the universe, but we fit “every loose thought and emotion and impulse into the structure of life shaped by the ‘Creator’.” — 2 Cor. 10:5