The words prayer and contemplation intimidate many people but the reality is that prayer is simple, so simple that it eludes many adults, Relax. Be Quiet. Breathe in Deeply. Enjoy the silence. Connect and listen. Sometimes we need to simply cease our activity, live in the moment and breathe. This is reality. When the Spirit…… Continue reading The Catholic Prayer of Silence
Like all mothers of a newborn, I was tired. No, that is too mild a description; actually I was exhausted and felt completely depleted. I sat in the dark nursing my infant, struggling to centre myself in the Lord’s presence but I could not focus. Suddenly, an unexpected flow of heat, the fire of God’s love flowed…… Continue reading Baby Jesus Healed and Loved His Mother
Every Thursday, we stop to recognize all the moments where we’ve allowed ourselves to cooperate with God’s grace, and all the moments we recognize when God’s grace poured forth even without our willing cooperation. As I thought about which 3 small successes I would write about this week , the question arose in my mind,…… Continue reading Small Success Thursday: What is Success?
This week I celebrate a victory over a big issue;I have received the breathing presence of God’s grace in my life. I sense that these posts should be light, related to situations about living in grace in the real world and rejoicing in our small successes. But this week I cannot…… Continue reading Small Success Thursday: God Is Working Under My Radar
So with that in mind, Small Success Thursday returns. This week, I feel most blessed to have:List three things you are grateful for this week: victories over minutia, victories over the big stuff, blessings which you have received which reveal the breathing presence of God’s grace in your life. Then ask a friend to come and…… Continue reading Small Success Thursday:Better Late Than Never
Brother Lawrence full name is Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection (1611 – 1691). These few quotes are taken from his book Practice of the Presence of God He has a sense of humour. I was startled by this quote; it sounds thoroughly modern I was startled once again to discover that he prays exactly like I do. I…… Continue reading Practice the Presence