“Learn the Unforced Rhythms of Grace”

"The problem was, I made these ways to connect with God into burdens and self-improvement efforts. Disciplines that should have brought life were bringing condemnation." In my last blog post I mentioned the two authors who first introduced me to spiritual disciplines: Henri Nouwen and Richard Foster. Nouwen told me of my deep value before … Continue reading “Learn the Unforced Rhythms of Grace”

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Learning from the Masters of Spiritual Disciplines

In 1988 I wrote in a journal: "Life without prayer -- I'm trying to build something with blocks but there's no foundation. Some of the blocks won't fit; some teeter wildly, some fall off. Pretty soon they all fall down and I'm left in the rubble, covered." I've been attracted to prayer and other spiritual … Continue reading Learning from the Masters of Spiritual Disciplines