Saturday, April 21, 2007


Ordering Our Desires

Desire is often talked about as something we ought to overcome. Still, being is desiring: our bodies, our minds, our hearts, and our souls are full of desires. Some are unruly, turbulent, and very distracting; some make us think deep thoughts and see great visions; some teach us how to love; and some keep us searching for God. Our desire for God is the desire that should guide all other desires. Otherwise our bodies, minds, hearts, and souls become one another's enemies and our inner lives become chaotic, leading us to despair and self-destruction.

Spiritual disciplines are not ways to eradicate all our desires but ways to order them so that they can serve one another and together serve God.

~Henri Nouwen


  1. Hi Pam!! Have a nice weekend!! ((BIG HUGS))!!

  2. Hi Pam!! I got to see Joyce Meyer last night at my church. It was the first time I have seen her in person. We had a really great time. I see you have her linked here, so I thought I would share. Have a nice weekend!! ((BIG HUGS))!!

  3. Pam, I loved your devotional posts! I need to get back to my 'Drenched in Grace' site & update. Hugs!

  4. Just wanted to say Hi Pammie! Glad you are feeling better!! :)