November 16, 2018

Lord thank you that I can approach you and know you without any fear in my heart. In the depths of my soul, you have revealed yourself as both the Creator and Heavenly Father and have communicated your desire for an intimate relationship with me. You show your nature and character to me when I gaze upon your Son’s face; I trust and know you love me. (Bread of Heaven) Your Holy Spirit dwells within me and leads and guides… Read more

November 9, 2018

I am a restless soul lost with my mind always on the move wherever I am or wherever I go. I am a ceaseless wanderer plotting and planning my next step. Whether walking, sitting or driving down the road my mind vacillating between painful and good memories along with pondering what the future holds. Within all the craziness I question my sanity and wonder will I survive the current pain-and-suffering I’m going through? (The Fear of the Silence is Killing Us)… Read more

November 4, 2018

Let us contemplate the fullness of time captured in one divine and perfect moment of reflection and awareness. Melt all the barriers which humanly separate us from each other. Help us contemplate in our minds and hearts upon those we love and know. Let this moment contain all of you and the awareness of your goodness and never-ending love and presence in our lives. In one divine and perfect moment let us ponder your grace, mercy, and respect toward us… Read more

October 30, 2018

To be successful at contemplative prayer and Mindful Christianity, you must be able to center your mind and focus your heart on the risen Christ and the presence of God. One critical way of being able to concentrate your mind on God is the idea of non-doing. The art of non-doing is cultivating time alone with God. It’s important to note that the meaning of non-doing is not the same as doing nothing. Non-doing is an inward act which means… Read more

October 27, 2018

Our walk with God is fulfilling and freeing when we calm the thoughts that bounce around in our minds and focus our hearts on living in communion with the living Christ. Concentration on the living Christ connects us to the essence and presence of God on a moment by moment basis. (The Eternal Now – Embracing the Present Moment) Mindful Christianity is the practice of unwavering attention upon the character and nature of Christ in our daily lives. In Buddhist… Read more

October 23, 2018

When Jesus spoke in the gospel of John and said, I am the way, the truth and the life he was telling those who follow him they must practice His way of life if they want a genuine relationship with God. The early Christians in the book of Acts spoke of their faith as “the way.” They were walking in the steps of the living Christ as the living way of salvation as they shared the good news of reconciliation… Read more

October 16, 2018

There is an ongoing question about the nature of our humanity and being. Why do you and I do the things we don’t want to do and then continue to do them over and over again often to our detriment? (Rom. 7:20) There is a dual aspect to our “being,” and it helps to explain our behavior in life. It is critical to understand that our “being” is the essence of who we are and everything we think and feel… Read more

October 10, 2018

There are several misconceptions about the practice of solitude and contemplative silence. Solitude is more than being alone and quiet during prayer time and bible study. It is more than walking alone in the woods savoring a favorite hideaway and seeking isolation to escape the cares of the world. It is more than the relaxation from stress you desire on a beautiful and well-needed vacation. Solitude is a sacred place of silence where God has access to our inner being… Read more

October 6, 2018

Professor Hans Kung has said, “Until there is peace between religions there can be no peace in the world.” It is not exclusive to religion because masses of people are murdered because of their “nonreligious” ideology too. We need to understand when we believe our faith or ideas are the absolute truth and when we hold on to or cling to those beliefs they have the power to cause violence, suffering and the taking of human life with those who… Read more

October 1, 2018

Years ago I knew I was in a desperate need of getting alone with God to recharge my spiritual batteries and to listen for his voice. I began a journey of studying the contemplatives, the mystics and the misfits the church frowned upon throughout its history. I wanted to discover how to meditate and quiet my spirit and soul in the presence of God. I was not seeking a new experience or revelation but looking for a way of gaining… Read more

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