September 28, 2018

The phrase “letting go” is a well-worn cliché used by nearly every person alive at one time or another in their life.  We casually use the phrase and mouth the words without any real appreciation of its real inward power of what it truly means to let go. What I’ve observed people like myself leave claw marks with their fingernails grasping and holding on tightly unwilling to let go of anything in their life. The power and practice of letting… Read more

September 27, 2018

There is the belief for hundreds of years there may be no other planet like ours in the universe, but now with the Hubble telescope orbiting the earth, there is the possibility there may be numerous planets like ours in existence. When you think about it for a moment, either option is quite astonishing.  God transcends the universe and created order. There are numerous paradoxes and mysteries concerning human life. There is the thinking we exist autonomous of everything in… Read more

September 24, 2018

The word “practice” does not have the same meaning as practicing a sport or routine to perform at peak level. The practice of mindful Christianity and contemplative prayer is the discipline of energizing our minds to be present in an instant and to have the awareness that God is with us now. It is the practice of being aware of Christ’s presence living in us and connected with every facet of our lives. The practice of mindful Christianity understands the… Read more

September 20, 2018

When we make the decision of contemplating on Christ and make an attempt to live moment by moment in His presence we hope there is a spiritual benefit in our experience. We want to see positive results for our effort and want to have the affirmation that God is pleased with us. However, the act of contemplation and Mindful Christianity is not practicing meditation or prayer for spiritual gain, but for the awareness of no longer being separated from God…. Read more

September 18, 2018

Mindful Christianity and how it relates to mindfulness meditation is the practice of mindfulness is at the heart of Buddhist meditation and centers on wakefulness. We go through life with our minds more often asleep than awake to the dazzling beauty of the world around us in any given moment. Instead of engaging fully in life, we coast mindlessly through life capturing a picture of a beautiful sunset and miss the experience of enjoying the sunset itself. Like a plane… Read more

September 16, 2018

What is Mindful Christianity? The word mindful has everything to do with waking up living in harmony with you, the world and with God. It has to do with examining who we are how we view our world and what is our place in it. It focuses on living each moment in the fullness of what we know as being alive. It appreciates the Buddhist tradition and the insight of being mindfully awakened to everything around us in the present… Read more

September 12, 2018

Practicing the presence of God (Brother Lawrence)is simple in theory, but never easy putting into practice. Being mindful of God’s presence requires effort, discipline, and hard work to sort through the mindless thoughts and endless chatter that fill our minds. Most of us can practice being aware of Christ’s presence for a few moments but to let our minds focus on Christ for hours on end in the ongoing activity of life is one thing few followers of Christ ever experience…. Read more

September 8, 2018

Contemplative prayer focuses our minds on Christ and lifts our hearts and souls above our daily way of living life with its worries about self-preservation and survival. It frees us from the bondage of being consumed with what will happen to us and opens our heart to experience peace with God. It carries us above the need of trying to control and understand every detail of our lives. Contemplative prayer focuses our minds on Christ as the resurrected Lord reigning… Read more

September 4, 2018

The danger of religion is we can begin to judge everybody who’s not like us and believe we are the only ones who possess the truth. The deception of spiritual pride is it produces a false spirituality based on a puffed up perception of our ego and the high opinion of ourselves in comparison to other people. Spiritual pride can be subtle, when I grew up, there was a church on nearly every corner, and most of them believed they… Read more

September 1, 2018

The turnaround and transformation of my heart and mind to follow Christ is a moment by moment process of letting go and releasing my self-centered thoughts and exchanging them with God focused thoughts. As I become fully conscious and aware of the resurrected Christ living in me, I mindfully practice the surrender of my life over to the will of God. I am mindful the resurrected Christ is now the center and focus of my life. Christian mindfulness is a… Read more

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