Spiritual Practices

Four Reasons Why You Should Try a Social Media Fast

Digital Detox by Michael Coglan

I’ve just completed a four-week social media fast. My time offline left more more energised, clearer in thought, and less annoyed, depressed and jealous (this might be a revealing post!) Here’s what I learned and why I think it’s worth scheduling a periodic social media fast into your calendar too. More…

In a Fast Food World, Are We Losing the Art of Sacred Meals?

Dinner Table - by annie-spratt-

When was the last time you had a truly special meal where you left the table changed, uplifted, fulfilled? You came burdened but left lighter (at least emotionally). Your soul was filled, not just your stomach. We need more of these sacred meals. But what is it that makes a meal truly sacred? A few key ingredients come to mind. More…

The Resilient DVD is Here! Watch the First Session Now

Resilient DVD Sheridan Voysey

During a particularly challenging time in my life, I began reading Jesus’ famous Sermon on the Mount in depth. What I found there captured my soul and changed me deeply. The result was ‘Resilient’. You’ve heard about the book and audiobook—now, the DVD. And the first session’s FREE. More…

These 8 Exercises Can Help You Find God & Deepen Your Spiritual Life

Man standing at edge of a lake

‘The unexamined life isn’t worth living,’ said Socrates. ‘Superficiality is the curse of our age,’ according to Richard Foster. If so, how do we stop and examine our lives to go deeper? I’ve created 8 exercises to help you do just that. More…

065 Why You Should Keep a Journal (But NOT Every Day)

Writing in a journal

If you’re a journal-keeper from way back, you’ll probably nod in sage agreement at these 7 great benefits of journaling. But if you’re thinking “Oh, journaling? I tried that once but couldn’t keep it up”—then here are the reasons to give it another try. There’s also 8 tips to get you started, and a sneak peek into what I write about in my own journals… More…

These 5 Practices Can Help You Build Resilience (FREE eBook)

Researchers into resilience are agreed: there are mental, emotional, social, and spiritual factors that help build inner strength in us. In my book ‘Resilient: Your Invitation to a Jesus-Shaped Life’ I share how I discovered these factors in Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. In this accompanying ebook, I invite you to explore five practices implicit in Jesus’ teaching. Get your copy now. It’s FREE. More…

049 Life With God: The Richard Foster Interview

Richard Foster is one of the most significant spiritual writers of our day. The author of bestselling books like ‘Celebration of Discipline’ and ‘Life with God’, his life is dedicated to helping us live deeply in a superficial world. In this personal interview you’ll hear Richard share his formative experiences, his spiritual highs and lows, and give some wonderful insights on living a ‘with-God’ life that results in joy. More…

What I Found at Swiss L’Abri

In 1955 Francis and Edith Schaeffer established L’Abri (French for ‘The Shelter’) in the cosy Swiss skiing village of Huemoz. Established as a safe place for seekers of truth to bring their questions about life, faith and belief, L’Abri centres have now spread around the world. The L’Abri community holds some wonderful lessons for those of us interested in faith and spirituality. Here’s what I found when I visited this month, and how you can implement something similar in your life. More…