On Solitude and Sabbath

“…there was silence in heaven for about a half hour” (Rev. 8:1). Solitude and Sabbath are two realities that overlap and depend upon each other. There is an interdependent relationship between solitude and Sabbath. In order to practice one, we need the other as a part of our lives. Solitude is learning how to be […]

Listening As Exchange: The Trouble with God Discerning Our Will

If you ever get the chance to sit in on a silent Quaker meeting, take the opportunity. It’s not the kind of experience you’ll get just anywhere. Yes, it’s intense. Yes, it’s likely to be extremely difficult to “center down” and focus for an hour, but it’d still be a great exercise in listening. When […]