Category Archives: Growth

CONTINUOUS CREATION

A note from this writer: Most passages in this blog are from times long past, when the term “man” was an abbreviation for “mankind,” meaning all of humankind, men and women alike. In my early years, this was always the … Continue reading

Posted in Affirmation, Christ, Creation, God, Growth, Hope, Inner Life, Love, Perfection, Receiving, Spirit

ETERNAL FOUNTAIN

Let us not merely say, “To work is to pray,” but “Pray that we may work.” We must come to know and love God, the sum and substance of all spiritual life, or it is idle to talk of loving … Continue reading

Posted in Asking, Faith, Growth, Guidance, Inner Life, Listening, Lord's Prayer, Receiving, Thought, Work

DIVINE IMPERATIVE

The will of God is the divine imperative, the cosmic urge for self-expression, the irresistible impulse of the light to shine, the joyous invitation of the Infinite, persuading man to come up higher in thought, feeling and action.  – J. … Continue reading

Posted in Asking, Growth, Guidance, Heaven, Jesus, Kindness, Prayer, Receiving, Vocation, Wisdom

INFINITE LADDER

In a peaceful rural location near Lexington, Kentucky, there is a Shaker village restoration “Pleasant Hill”. Years ago, we went there many times when visiting family. After enjoying the excellent Shaker-style food at the restaurant, we wandered the settlement, trying … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom, Growth, Life, Peace, Rest, Truth, Vocation, Work

INNER – OUTER LIFE

There is no inner life that is not also an outer life There is an outer way and an inner way and both are one. He who asks, with the ground swell of his whole inner being, for the things … Continue reading

Posted in Growth, Guidance, Heaven, Inner Life, Jesus, Listening, Perfection, Reality, Spirit, Wisdom

MESSENGER of JOY

“…hope is a silent, truthful messenger of joy from [one’s] real self.” “The purpose of being is to unfold all its latent energies. He who approaches most nearly to this has solved the great problem of life. Not that his … Continue reading

Posted in Giving, Growth, Hope, Perfection, Reality, Trust

CONTAGIOUS PEACE

“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee.” [Isaiah 26:3a] What is this Peace which is promised to us, if we indeed ‘stay our minds’ on God? It is first, the result of a unity … Continue reading

Posted in Atonement, Comfort, God, Growth, Guidance, Inner Life, Listening, Meditation, Mind, Peace, Perfection, Silence