June 9, 2019

I understand the weight of the discouragement you feel when you let yourself and others down. You desire with all your heart to have positive relationships. However, your negative feelings about yourself cause you to bleed all over others. I do not want you to lose hope you can change your life with my help. You can cultivate; a sense of genuine love and well-being for yourself and others. You no longer have to be a slave to feelings of… Read more

June 5, 2019

I want you to recall the probing words I spoke to Job, where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Everything that exists since the beginning of time is a witness and testimony of my glory. You are never alone for I am always with you. The shining stars lit at night and hidden from view during the noonday sun reveals my omnipotent handiwork. The wildflower in the countryside standing alone sings praise in silence to the everlasting creator… Read more

June 3, 2019

I do not want you to be afraid or let fear overwhelm you. Keep your eyes on me, for I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go. The world, at times, is a scary place. However, I do not want you to lie awake at night, unable to sleep because of the fearful thoughts of what tomorrow will bring. Release your anxious thoughts and place your cares into my loving arms and be still and rest… Read more

May 31, 2019

In Mindful Christianity, we are learning how to pay attention to what we are thinking to settle and quiet the mind down. In seeking God, we desire to experience a sense of calmness and the peace and presence of Christ in our heart. We recognize our thoughts are, self-talk, consisting of images, fantasies,  memories, and plans for life, which spin around in our heads as uninvited guests. We understand our thoughts arise moment by moment in our minds while others… Read more

May 27, 2019

It is so easy to be swept away, feeling busy all the time that you lose the awareness of my presence. The activities of life are distractions that separate you from me. Everyone struggles with the priorities of what they need to get done. However, your heart loses intimacy with me every time the hectic pace of life gets in the way. Your to-do list gets longer and longer, and you find yourself running faster and faster, trying to keep… Read more

May 22, 2019

The greatest commandment outlined in both the Old and New Testament is to love the Lord your God with all your heart soul and mind. Moreover, to love your neighbor as yourself. We know as Christians, you and I must love, but we don’t. That is not a surprise. We want to change the world, but first, we must change ourselves. If we are honest, we struggle even to love ourselves. (You are Your Own Worst Enemy) The quandary is… Read more

May 16, 2019

One of Richard Rohr’s most insightful teachings, “We cannot attain the presence of God because we’re already totally in the presence of God. What’s absent is awareness.” God is always present. The problem is our minds distract us from envisioning that reality. Don’t let your mind distract you from that reality. The New Testament writers communicate God lives within our being. Paul writes, in 1 Corinthians 6:19, “Do you not know your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who… Read more

May 9, 2019

Do not let your hearts be troubled for I will never leave or forsake you. Didn’t I tell you that in the world you would face unbelievable struggles and hardship? Sorrow, pain, and suffering even death, is the inevitable outcome of life. You can try to avoid and control them as much as you like, but your best-laid plans are like holding on to smoke in the air. (Break Open and Blossom in Life) My disciples could not comprehend what… Read more

May 5, 2019

When we speak of mindfulness in Christianity, we talk about the discipline of being fully aware of our experience living in the present moment. The practice of mindfulness helps us recognize how much of our time is lost living in the past and the future. In fact, very little time is spent living in the present moment. In the Christian realm to live mindfully, Richard Rohr describes it as living in the naked now. Rohr calls it the naked now… Read more

April 28, 2019

With your tears streaming down your face that could fill an ocean come to me with your shattered hope and broken dreams for your marriage. I know your heart is broken like the indistinguishable mosaics discovered on the floor underneath what once was a stained-glass treasure. You wonder if there is any hope for putting your life back together again. All you have left are the memories of what could have been in your life and marriage. (We are all… Read more

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