To use the Book of Common Prayer is not only to pray what’s on our hearts, but to be shaped by how and what we pray. With what words do you begin your prayer?
If we are to follow in our master’s footsteps, there is no greater spiritual practice to master than to live and move and work and play always in the presence of God. These three resources will help you get started.
Willpower is a finite resource, and without it, starting tasks, maintaining habits, or resisting temptation becomes much more difficult. The question is, how can we increase our willpower?
A strange relationship exists between energy and order. Many of us have messy desks, kitchen tables, or garages. Yet almost all of us know that a clean living or working space reduces stress, boosts energy, and gives us a strange sense of well being. Why is that?
A short guide on how to begin using the Book of Common Prayer for your daily devotions, with options for beginners, seasoned prayer warriors, and would-be monks.
A habit is simply an ingrained pattern of behavior. In a very real way, our habits determine who we are. Fortunately, just as our bodies have the capacity for forming new habits, they also have the capacity to change ingrained ones. Here is a short introduction to habit change for Christians.
The word regnare means to reign; our project is to (re)discover ways of living that reshape our imagination, habits, and practices such that we can better see the kingdom ("reign") of God and better follow him into what he is doing around us.
Does that sound difficult? Jesus says that his yoke is easy and his burden is light. The more we learn from him and actually do what he says, we find Jesus knows how to truly live—to remain in touch with the source of life at all times (God himself) and to get involved with what God is doing to create and cultivate lasting good from the raw stuff that makes up our daily life.
This is the kind of life Jesus led. And he is still at work, teaching others the way to this very good life. Interested? Read more...