Why We Pray: Blessing

Recently I have started back through my blog series called #whywepray.   My first post and reason for why we pray was to give solace to others. Having a prayer practice that expresses concern for others can soften our hearts and turn our attention more outward so we might strengthen and lift others up. Since these…

Why We Pray: Seeing

Looking back through some blog posts, I was drawn into this series I did in prayer and I thought it might deserve another run. I hope you find peace and inspiration.

Advent Journey, Day Six: The Candle

Advent Journey Day Six Today, enjoy the wisdom of this this reflection on the meaning of the Candle. I found this lovely little meditation while traveling in England several years ago and I have been saving it for just this moment. ¬†Think of all the ways we see the candle being used in our different…

Fantasy Exercise #1 The Crucifixion

Fantasy Exercise #1 The Crucifixion¬† How would you paint the crucifixion of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ? There are so many versions of the scene and I think when we look at the work of another artist, we can get so caught up in trying to figure out what that artist is saying that…

Praising God: The Cloudscape

A dear friend of mine and a fellow blogger posted online that he was suddenly becoming more aware of how important it is to spend time in praise of God. And I thought “wow! amazingly simply but very profound.” and I am resolved to spend more time in praise. I hope to encourage you in…

Why We Pray: Believe

Reason: We pray because we believe! Yes, we pray as a practice and discipline of our faith but in doing so we stand firm in our resolve to proclaim our trust in a living and active God who allows us to come boldly before his throne! #whywepray The Painting: As our final look at prayer,…

Why We Pray: Imitation

Confession: I struggle with dieting. I find it difficult to give up all the little ways I indulge myself each day. A small piece of chocolate…a few chips…and bit of extra cream in my coffee… you know what I mean:) I have found the trick is to commit totally to living a healthier life style….

Why We Pray: Seeing

Looking back through some blog posts, I was drawn into this series I did in prayer and I thought it might deserve another run. I hope you find peace and inspiration.

Why We Pray: Solace

Confession: I don’t pray as often as I should. I get busy-distracted-tired and sometimes I just can’t see the point. Discouragement sets in and then complacency… Piling on: Most days I can see the benefits to Facebook and other social media, but then sometimes I feel too connected to hearing about everyone’s pain. “How can I…

Armchair Pilgrim

As we enter into this month of harvest, I must admit that the idea of pilgrimage has recently held a certain fascination for me. Not sure why…but maybe it is the idea of journey… to a far away land… to discover untold mysteries and to enlighten my spiritual mind. While I do enjoy travel, I…