Outside blogs and articles on the spiritual life that you may find worth reading.
ON SPIRITUAL FORMATION:
"...we pick up things from those we spend time with – perhaps their accent or odd laugh. In the same way, as we hear God speak to us in Scripture (even in non-religious, everyday moments), God’s words and ideas invade our mind until we begin thinking more the way God thinks. God’s ways rub off on us."
From Meditating on the Run by Jan Johnson
"All circumstances in our Christian walk can contribute to the deepening of our loving reliance on Christ and His Spirit to do the work of transformation that our souls require. We only need to learn to recognize and cooperate with the Spirit’s daily work in our hearts. As we do, we begin to experience the abiding relationship that Jesus promised."
From: Spiritual Formation: a definition by Debbie Swindoll