While trying to explain the “thees”, “thous” and “arts” of the Our Father, my daughter murmured something about a mailbox. “What did you say, Sweetie?” “Does God put us in an envelop and send us away from evil?” “Oh, right. The Lord said, ‘deliver us from evil.’” “Yes, deliver us. The address should say, ‘heaven’.” … More Deliver to Heaven
Do your kids ever move as slow as molasses in the morning? Well, take a guess about mine. Today, however, I inadvertently stumbled upon something to make my little one walk more quickly to school. Bubbles. I was out on the porch waiting for the kids to get on their shoes. Since I haven’t cleaned … More We Need Something Beautiful to Follow
“My God and my all.” “Have mercy on us.” “Jesus, I trust in you.” Phrases like these, issued in correspondence with the rising and falling of your breath are part of an ancient and natural method of prayer called aspirations. My dependence on something like this type of prayer began at about age 5, as … More Aspirations
Do you ever want to pray but not really know what to do? Here are some ideas for about 10-15 minutes of quiet personal prayer. What do you usually do? What are your ideas? What is best for you? Leave a comment if you wish! Ideas of things to do during personal prayer time With … More Personal Prayer
Sometimes it helps to have a written or audio guide for a daily prayer time/ devotional. Also, listening and learning at other times through out the week can really help to fuel the fire. Here is an assortment of digital media you can use.
I’ve found myself feeling pulled in a million directions and failing people at every turn. People who have a legitimate right to my love and attention- friends, parents, children, spouse, neighbors, school administrators… are often cut short and do not get what they deserve from me. This is true also of the orphan, the widow, the … More Give from God’s Strength