Monthly Archives: December 2013

Gift to the King

It’s Jesus birthday and I don’t know what to give Him.  I can’t go to the store and buy him a shiny new bike and wrap it in sparkling paper and put it under the tree.  I don’t think He … Continue reading

Posted in Goals | 2 Comments

Imitation of Christ Book 1 Chapter 21

The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis Book 1 -Admonitions Profitable for the Spiritual Life Chapter 19 Of Compunction of Heart Compunction. I had to look it up in the dictionary.  Here’s what I found. Compunction –  A pricking of heart; poignant grief … Continue reading

Posted in Devotionals | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Imitation of Christ Book 1 Chapter 20

The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis Book 1 -Admonitions Profitable for the Spiritual Life Chapter 20  Of the Love of Solitude and Silence Quiet. Peaceful. Relaxed. Worshipful. Forgiving. Hopeful. Growing. Joyful. OR Hurried. Anxious. Stressful. Busy. Prickly. Frustrated. Tired. Drained. … Continue reading

Posted in Devotionals | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Imitation of Christ Book 1 Chapter 19

The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis Book 1 -Admonitions Profitable for the Spiritual Life Chapter 19  Of the Exercises of a Religious Man 1 Samuel 16:7 “For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on … Continue reading

Posted in Devotionals | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Imitation of Christ Book 1 Chapter 18

The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis Book 1 -Admonitions Profitable for the Spiritual Life Chapter 18 Of the Example of the Holy Fathers   Heb. 13:7 “Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of … Continue reading

Posted in Devotionals | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Imitation of Christ Book 1 Chapter 17

The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis Book 1 -Admonitions Profitable for the Spiritual Life Chapter 17 Of a Religious Life   This was the take away question from a Bible Study, Practical Christian Living, I completed two years ago. Do the … Continue reading

Posted in Devotionals | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Imitation of Christ Book 1 Chapter 16

The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis Book 1 -Admonitions Profitable for the Spiritual Life Chapter 16 Of Bearing with the Faults of Others “If thou canst not make thine own self what thou desireth, how shalt thou be able to … Continue reading

Posted in Devotionals | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Imitation of Christ Book 1 Chapter 15

The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis Book 1 -Admonitions Profitable for the Spiritual Life Chapter 15 Of Works of Charity My all time favorite movie as a child was Princess Bride.  I dreamed of the day I would find true … Continue reading

Posted in Devotionals | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Imitation of Christ Book 1 Chapter 14

The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis Book 1 -Admonitions Profitable for the Spiritual Life Chapter 14 On Avoiding Rash judgment Summary “They seem to live in good peace of mind so long as things go well with them, and according … Continue reading

Posted in Devotionals | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Imitation of Christ Book 1 Chapter 13

  The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis Book 1 -Admonitions Profitable for the Spiritual Life Chapter 13 Of Resisting Temptation   Summary We can’t avoid temptation, it is part of the reality of living here in the world. When we … Continue reading

Posted in Devotionals | Tagged | Leave a comment