The waxing and waning of spiritual practice

I’ve written before about my struggle to maintain regular spiritual practice here and here and here.  Today, I came across some great advice in a comment to “Dver”‘s post at A Forest Door, “Do Not Stop You Devotions”, in which “Dver” advises not to stop devotions in times of personal crisis.  The comment was on a [Read More...]

2012 Blog Roll, Looking Forward to 2013

Over the past several months, I have come across many posts on other blogs that I really wanted to comment on in detail here.  As the list piled up, I realized I was never going to get to them all, so allow me to briefly draw your attention to several items of interest, in case [Read More...]

My daily practice (revised): The spiritual practice of going through the motions

(Note: Sorry to everyone who got emailed the incomplete version of this post.  My fingers moved too fast and it posted before it was ready.) Over at Patheos, Star Foster has written a great post about struggling with daily practice which she entitles “Slacker Paganism”.  I am a big advocate of at least trying to [Read More...]

Guest Post: “Not Believing Anything” by C. Luke Mula

C. Luke Mula is the author of The Way to Actuality blog, which was “founded to foster the discussion and discovery of Purpose wherever it can be found, regardless of religious or secular context”.  In this essay, Luke shares his experience of a liberating loss of belief and discusses the role that spiritual practice continues [Read More...]

My 100th post!

This is my 100th post!  I started this project last July.  I published over 30 posts in August (I was a little manic that month) and between 2 and 4 a week since then.  This has been a great spiritual exercise. I have never had difficulty writing (hence my 30+ posts in one month).  But [Read More...]

Spiritual Discipline

Confession time.  Spiritual discipline is not my strong suit.  I left the Mormon church when I realized that I lacked and always would lack the discipline to live the Mormon lifestyle.  Why did I lack the discipline?  Because deep down I lacked the desire.  Sure I wanted to be a good Mormon.  But did I [Read More...]


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