Be/Still


4th Tuesday of each month, 6:30-7:30pm, July 30, Aug 27, August 27, Sept 24, Oct 22, Nov 26 Be/Still is a monthly contemplative prayer gathering. Practicing contemplative prayer with others is wonderful in so many ways. It gives us a connection with others who desire to live a contemplative life and it also provides an … Continue reading Be/Still

Sabbath


It was the summer of 1974, Sharon and I were helping my parents move. We loved it! We moved together anticipating each other and sharing loving glances as we worked. It was a defining moment in our story. We were more than a young couple in love; we were a team. However, after seven years, … Continue reading Sabbath

Rhythm of Faith


On my spiritual journey, felt blessings, goodness and wholeness have been evident along with sufferings, sudden senses of vulnerability and brokenness. I cry out in physical pain, but I am also noticing how my soul cries out before God in lament with feelings of fear, doubt, anger and emotional pain as part of my rhythm … Continue reading Rhythm of Faith

The Thoughts of God


To know the life-filled thoughts God is thinking within us we must create still and silent spaces. Imagine His thoughts like bubbles rising from the depths of a lake. They constantly escape to the surface but a lake churned by the wind doesn’t allow detection. They are only noticed in stillness. From the depths of … Continue reading The Thoughts of God

Silence


One of my favorite spiritual practices is silence, especially centering prayer. I am always thinking, and it’s so restful to regularly shut it off for a time when I let the jibber-jabber in my head just pass by me. I don’t always have a 20-minute session of centering prayer; nor do I always practice it … Continue reading Silence

Examen for Joy


“Count it all joy, my brothers and sisters, when you meet trials of various kinds.” (James 1:2) That sounds nice on paper, but can feel extremely hollow the moment we face something difficult. Another way to translate the verse is: “Examine your situation for real joy.” Now this rings true! The most joyful times in … Continue reading Examen for Joy