Men wanting to integrate contemplative prayer into their busy lives will find support in a men's contemplative spirituality group that meets on the fourth Monday of every month. Its next gathering is from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday Feb. 25 at the Benedictine Center, 2675 Benet Road, Maplewood.
One story in the Bible always encourage me to keep going. When God led His people out of Egypt to go to the promised land, twelve men were sent to spy out the country. Ten doubted God and only Joshua and Caleb said that they could drive out the inhabitants.
Credit card bills are arriving in the mail. We didn't think that we had spent that much before Christmas. Well, we will just pay what we can and carry the balance over to next month or the month after. Does the fine print say 16.8 percent interest on the unpaid balance?
Norma and I usually walk in the Maplewood Mall in the mornings. Many senior citizens generally walk, have coffee and often some other goodies each morning. Black Friday was different. Norma did not go. She said that there would be too many shoppers. I went about 7:30 a.m.
King David was a man of very strong Spiritual convictions. He was the one man that was labeled "A man after God's own heart." One day when he should have been out with his men in combat, which was common practice, he was not. As a result he saw Bathsheba taking a bath next door.
Let's make a list of all the good things we like about America's 200 year history. Then we could make a list of the things we don't like. We all know which list would be longer. We are told in God's Word to pray for all who are in authority (I Timothy 2:1-3).
Yes, we all leave a heritage. Our children, grandchildren, friends, neighbors, co-workers, students and the list goes on. What we eat, how we talk, our work ethic, our attitude, our spiritual life are all part of who we are.