Worship really isn’t about God. It’s a gift we are given by God to allow us to change our mind and hearts. To return to our original state of blessedness. A return to our true selves, made in love, by love.Continue reading “It’s Not Really About Me”
Close To God
Are you yearning for something more deep within your soul? Thirsting for a love that nothing else has quenched?Continue reading “Close To God”
A Better Life
It is good to sing to our God. How pleasing it must be for God to hear our praise for the miracles we see throughout our day.Continue reading “A Better Life”
We are told that the word of God is dwelling among us. How can this be?Continue reading “Seeing Love”
Happy New Year! It’s a new year, a new day, and a fresh start for new beginnings. A time for a new mindset and waking up to what’s real. A time to focus on the wholeness of relationships with God, with myself, and with others, living integrated in body, mind, and spirit. Living a contemplative life of meaning.Continue reading “Fresh Start”
Week Thirty-Five. Self-Control. Peace of Heart.
A sculptor who wishes to carve a figure out of a block uses his chisel, first cutting away great chunks of marble, then smaller pieces, until he finally reaches a point where only a brush of hand is needed to reveal the figure.Continue reading “Week Thirty-Five. Self-Control. Peace of Heart.”
Week Thirty-Three. Beautiful Hope. Looking for God’s Goodness and Weekly Reflection Summary
Looking for God’s Goodness in contemplation and prayer. The discipline of prayer.
I invite you to try following a prayer discipline for 10 minutes a day or so for a week, and then discuss your experience with your spiritual director or a prayer partner. How do you do this?Continue reading “Week Thirty-Three. Beautiful Hope. Looking for God’s Goodness and Weekly Reflection Summary”
Week Thirty-Three. Beautiful Hope. Self Mastery.
Resistance can open us up to deeper and more mature values. Our tendency for fleshly and sensual enjoyment can make us blind and insensitive to deeper values that spring from love. As I learn self-mastery, I grow in my love of inner truth.Continue reading “Week Thirty-Three. Beautiful Hope. Self Mastery.”
Week Thirty-Three. Beautiful Hope. Breath of Life.
I’m learning to moderate my thoughts and actions of independence. Growing in humility helps me see that this life is not all about me, my wants, needs, and desires. A humble heart helps me see my spiritual poverty and my need for divine intervention giving me the breath of life.Continue reading “Week Thirty-Three. Beautiful Hope. Breath of Life.”
Week Thirty-Three. Beautiful Hope. Warm Heart.
What melts the coldness in your heart? Prayer (meditation) is a transformative practice that melts the hardness of living in a fallen world. What is a cold heart? As the song Cold Heart laments “it’s a human sign when things go wrong.” We think we keep this hidden but usually we’re only hiding from ourselves.Continue reading “Week Thirty-Three. Beautiful Hope. Warm Heart.”