Day 6: On Traditions

Wherein I try to explain why traditions matter

Foundational Faith

Wherein I strive to explain how to get to the foundation

Daily

So, here I am cruising at 35,00 feet, or whatever the cruising altitude is for this trip. I’ve been practicing daily morning prayer for over a year now. I am most acutely in need of it on work days. My tendency to over do it. My tendency to depend on myself at work, to drive myself and others, to use strong words and not grace filled ones is strong. I need the daily reminder of who I belong to. I am God’s. I am bought with a price. I was redeemed from… Read More

Discipline

Discipline. We Americans have a love/hate relationship with the word. We like it in certain settings. “She is very disciplined”, referring to someone who exercises regularly or keeps a healthy diet. “He is a disciplined investor”, and we are in awe of the person’s ability to accumulate wealth. However, if I say “Spiritual Disciplines” I will be met with mostly blank stares. Even in church this seems to be a lost art. And truth be told, I am a fairly recent “convert”, as it were, to this most ancient of practices. Our current… Read More

Father’s Day

To my fellow fathers out there: Ours is a thankless task it seems, at times. Everyone has a critique of how this could have been better or how we should have done less of something and spend more time with the family, etc. you know the drill. But, we Know we love our children. And we Know we love our wives. From Teddy Roosevelt: “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them… Read More