Last Sunday evening, hundreds of residents in High Point and Davidson County, North Carolina got a new perspective on the meaning of the words “the sound of a mighty rushing wind.” A violent F 3 tornado ripped through our area, leaving a path of destruction not seen in this area in years. Miraculously, there wereContinue reading “The Sound of a Mighty Rushing Wind”
I usually do not make New Year’s resolutions. Not because I don’t want to change, but because I realize resolutions have little or no power, in and of themselves, and most resolutions don’t last more than a few weeks at best. However, I’m making an exception this year. I do have a New Year’s resolution; in fact, I have three. I’m calling them the ABCs of my best year yet!
I’ve never thought too much about the importance of silence and solitude as necessary elements in spiritual formation. I come from a tradition and culture that places a huge value on being busy and doing things for God, so much so, that taking time to sit quietly and enjoy the presence of God is often neglected.Continue reading “Silence, Solitude and Spiritual Formation”