Category Archives: Life observations

Desert Spirituality – help in moving through unfamiliar terrain

In my last blog, I mentioned some books and resources that I had found helpful writing on desert spirituality. I have been trying to find some wise authors who have been ministering to my itch to discover God as He … Continue reading

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´╗┐Resources for desert prayer

Since I started to follow the Holy Spirit’s prompts to think about desert spirituality, I have been looking around for what others have written. It is an interesting search, in that spirituality from the desert is both an ancient stream … Continue reading

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Adjusting to a desert journey

I was wondering to myself, as I trimmed my beard earlier in the week, just how long a desert prayer journey might take. For those who read any recent blogs of mine, I have been following a spiritual nudge from … Continue reading

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Turning 50 and thankful!

On the cusp of my 50th birthday, feeling quite content and expectant… I think over my different decades and see times of growth and change, spiritual milestones, failures or obstacles I overcame, stages of family life, the clear hand of … Continue reading

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Learning from the Desert Fathers

I was in prayer at the Beacon, at the start of the busy after Easter season of activity. I was preoccupied and trying to quiet my heart to listen to God. Suddenly in my mind’s eye I could see myself … Continue reading

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The desert place (desert musings 2)

I confess that I have never been to a real desert. I have an idea of what they are like, from biblical stories and from natural history documentaries on TV. However I suspect I greatly underestimate the rawness of such … Continue reading

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Brief pilgrimage to Iona

It’s been two years since I finished a sabbatical. And two years later I now find myself visiting Iona on pilgrimage, an idea which was seeded in me those months ago. With our children on Christian camp and my wife … Continue reading

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