Reader’s Poem: The Practice of Spiritual Direction

The Practice of Spiritual Direction is helping people develop their relationship with God. Who is God for me? Who am I for God? Experience loving God, being loved by God. Develop a contemplative attitude, looking, listening, noticing. Sometimes anxiety, too, is stimulus for growth and development. Continue becoming, fostering relationship with God.   William...

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Mk 11:19-26 The Fig Tree and Prayer

The Fig Tree and Prayer  Mark 11:19-26 When evening came, Jesus went out of the city. At morning they passed the fig tree, now withered away. Peter said, Rabbi, look! The tree you cursed has withered. Jesus replied, Have faith in God. Tell a mountain to move —without doubt— it shall be. Whatever...

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Touchstones: Experiences in Nature as Encounters with the Divine

This essay originally appeared in Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction (Vol. 24, No. 1, March 2018). Touchstones: Experiences in Nature as Encounters with the Divine These days I need the woods. I need to steal away from everyday pressures...

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