#46 – The Liturgy of the Ordinary by Tish Harrison Warren (My 100 Favorite Books)

This was my favorite book, of all the books I read, in 2017.  It is beautifully written and incredibly practical.  Spiritual practices are vitally important to grow as a person of faith.  In the past, I would recommend Richard Foster's Celebration of Discipline to people interested in beginning the journey of spiritual discipline.  While I … Continue reading #46 – The Liturgy of the Ordinary by Tish Harrison Warren (My 100 Favorite Books)

A List of Good Works! The Rule of St. Benedict Chapter 4 (Listening to the Saints)

Chapter four of The Rule of St. Benedict is a list of good works Christians ought to do. Seriously, its just a list of  about 100 spiritual acts. Is there use in such a list? My Facebook feed is daily filled with shared articles on all sorts of random things ("17 Questions Elf Left Unanswered", … Continue reading A List of Good Works! The Rule of St. Benedict Chapter 4 (Listening to the Saints)

Walking with the Saints- The Rule of St. Benedict Chapters 1-2

What are the attributes of a good leader?  There are myriads of books out there on leadership, from leadership in the corporate world to leadership in the church and a good bit in between.  Specifically speaking about leadership in the Christian community, there is a lot out there.  Often when leadership is discussed in Christian … Continue reading Walking with the Saints- The Rule of St. Benedict Chapters 1-2

Spiritual Disciplines – Prayer and Fasting

Last Thursday at CSF we continued our look at Spiritual Disciplines, using Richard Foster's Celebration of Discipline as our guide (and the Bible, of course).  We talked about two of the more well-known, thought not necessarily well-practiced, practices: prayer and fasting. Just to share a couple key points:  1. We must be taught how to … Continue reading Spiritual Disciplines – Prayer and Fasting