A Common Yet Dangerous Problem in Prayer

It’s a common problem in the life of prayer. Sometimes in meditation, particularly when using spiritual reading, people think they’ve had a prayerful encounter with the Lord because they experience some kind of pleasure. I don’t mean a sensible pleasure or “feeling”, so to speak. Rather, the kind of pleasure that comes more from an increase in […]

014: The Gospel Accordion to Bob Rice

Question: What do adoption, 80s singer El DeBarge, and the spiritual life have in common? Answer: Bob Rice. Any man who plays the accordion (and has an album starring said instrument titled “The Gospel Accordion to Bob Rice”) is just a little on the unusual side. But if by “usual” you mean boring and predictable, I’ll […]

If It’s Not Working, Break It!

The one thing we don’t want when learning a new skill, or even practicing an old one, is bad technique. I like to golf. In fact, I was a caddy as a kid. And there was one particular member who always requested me to carry his bag for club tournaments. Thankfully I was in good shape, because he was terrible. […]