Tag Archives: Richard J. Foster

Silent Shouts of Joy: Finding Peace & Contentment (1/3)

Silent Shouts of Joy Let those who delight in my righteousness shout for joy and be glad and say evermore, “Great is the LORD, who delights in the welfare of his servant!” [Psalm 35:27]. Where can we find real joy — … Continue reading

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Sanctity & Culture: Winners & Losers in a Dysfunctional Society

Sanctity in a Dysfunctional Society … we [in modern society] make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and bid the geldings … Continue reading

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Fasting & Affluence: Does Prosperity Weaken Our Fast?

Fasting Amid Affluence  In a culture where the landscape is dotted with shrines to the Golden Arches and an assortment of Pizza Temples, fasting seems out of place, out of step with the times. In fact, fasting has been in … Continue reading

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Intercessory Prayer: Praying for Others (1/7)

Praying for Others And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for … Continue reading

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Diet, Discipline & Faith: Nourishing Our Spirit (2/2)

Diet and Health Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD. [Amos 8:11 … Continue reading

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Spiritual Exercises to Strengthen Our Faith (1/5)

Increasing Spiritual Strength The question then is: How, precisely, I am to go about doing my part in the process of my own transformation? What is my plan? The answer to this question is, in general formulation: By practice of … Continue reading

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Sustainable Reality: Weathering the Occasional Apocalypse (Part 2)

A Sustainable Reality O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever! [Deuteronomy 5:29]. When we … Continue reading

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