Words of Encouragement for the fight, hope for the journey (Take Five)
We all need words of encouragement as we navigate our daily lives. This week’s Take Five includes posts on when God calls us to stop, what to do with our anger, and how to find God in tough times. We also included a powerful modern worship song, because sometimes we all need music to express what our hearts feel. So sit back and enjoy a moment of encouragement with us!
Read a Library in a Year
For generations, the written word has helped us craft an idea about how the world is and ought to be. But did you know that you can read a whole library in just one year? In this post, Dennis gives us encouragement and tips for a great journey into the literary drama, philosophy and wisdom of a real library - one that’s likely sitting on your nightstand.
Musing on the New Year (Take Five)
Each week I scour Twitter and spend hours reading blog posts. It has been utterly transformational in my spiritual journey. Some articles challenge me, and some just initiate great conversations. Each week I will compile my favorite posts here. I hope you enjoy and grow as much as I have!
Learning to Walk with Flexibility and Gratitude (El Camino de Santiago de Compostela, Part 2)
The constant chatter of daily life had become so noisy for me that I was willing to travel 6,000 miles to walk El Camino de Santiago de Compostela, an ancient Christian pilgrimage in Spain. This entire journey would break almost every comfort zone I have. Yet, as I was about to embark on this adventure, I felt excited and at utterly at peace. There are many lessons to learn on a journey like The Camino. The first lesson for me was flexibility, and the second was gratitude.
Learning to Pray as We Walk (El Camino de Santiago de Compostela, Part 3)
Walking the Camino is an extremely personal journey – solitary at times, and lonely at others. Those who journey the Camino are called peregrinos (pilgrims). Each person who chooses to walk the Camino has lessons to learn; lessons that will be unique and special to each pilgrim. In this post, Amy shares the lessons she learned about prayer, faith and focus on her walk through Spain.
Slowing Down and Traveling Light (El Camino de Santiago de Compostela, Part 4)
As we neared Santiago, and the conclusion of this adventure, I realized that life is about the journey, not the destination. How often we set our eyes on the goal, and miss the incredible experiences between here and there. On our last day, as we left the countryside and entered into the large city of Santiago, the feelings were overwhelming.