Tag: solitude

OUT OF THE CHAOS 05.05.2021

Jesus is the perfect example of excellent self-care. He worked hard, ministered tirelessly, withdrew regularly. His first time in solitude was extended, forty days to be exact. He did that to prepare himself for public ministry. Emerging from the wilderness, he was empowered by the Holy Spirit to powerfully proclaim that the kingdom of God …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 05.04.2021

Jesus often withdrew by himself to solitary places to pray. He is an example to follow as I make my way through the chaos of life, asking myself, “Am I willing to depart from ordinary life to seek direction in prayer?” Yesterday I noted that before Jesus began his public ministry, he spent 40 days …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 05.03.2021

Solitude and silence are not easy things to choose. Five years ago, I drove to Kentucky to a monastery and spent five days in silent retreat. I read; I journaled; I attempted to learn to draw; I attended the daily hours of prayer; I walked; I slept. It was during a difficult time in our …

out of the chaos 04.04.2020

Taking our faith for a walk means we renew our hope in God and his power, sovereignty, plans and purpose. He is greater than any situation, including this one. We rehearse and remember what he has done in the past and affirm that he will do it again. And then we tell that to others. …