Divine Guidance and Spiritual Direction

The first book in Howatch's series of novels featuring the Anglican church. I recommend this book, though it is R-rated in spots.

Part 17 of series: How Does God Guide Us? In my opinion, spiritual direction can be a valuable means through which God can guide us. Allow me to explain what I mean and why I think this way. For most Protestant and/or evangelical Christians, the phrase “spiritual direction” is an unfamiliar one. The title of [Read More...]

Developing an Ear to Hear the Holy Spirit (Part 2)

When I lived in California, I frequently walked along the beach at Crystal Cove State Park when I needed to get away and pray.

Part 16 of series: How Does God Guide Us? In my last post, I talked about how important it is to quiet our hearts if we’re to receive guidance through the Holy Spirit. I suggested that literal silence, such as what we might experience on a silent retreat, helps promote internal silence. But how is [Read More...]

Developing an Ear to Hear the Holy Spirit, Part 1

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Part 15 of series: How Does God Guide Us? Occasionally, the Holy Spirit almost shouts at us. Indeed, “The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the LORD, over mighty waters” (Psalm 29:3). But most of the time, the Spirit deals with us as God did with Elijah, through [Read More...]

Guidance Through Divine Whispering (Part 2)

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Part 13 of series: How Does God Guide Us? In my last post, I related the Old Testament story of Elijah who, after confronting the prophets of Baal on Mt. Carmel, retreats to the wilderness where he hears the “gentle whisper” or “still, small voice” of God. I suggested that we too can hear that [Read More...]


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