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The Power of the Pause part 2

One way to pause to make space for God is observing Lent. Wednesday of this week is Ash Wednesday which is the beginning of Lent. Lent is a pause. Lent is a period of time of spiritual preparation for Easter — Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday. Many people give up something for Lent — they

The Power of The Pause

When our kids were little and we needed to get their attention all at once, we’d shout, “Everybody pause!”  Meaning that they had to stop what they were doing and listen. Kind of like pausing a video or DVD, they all understood that. Funny part of it was our youngest wouldn’t get it quite right

Start Simple, Childlike Even

People want to pray. Men, women, children all want to pray. People who have a relationship with God and even those who don’t. I’ve talked to so many people about prayer and they say things like “I just don’t know how” or “I can’t pray like you”. That last one makes me laugh because I

My Theology of Prayer

My spiritual director once challenged me to think about my theology of prayer. What was the deal with prayer and God to me? So, I thought and prayed. Seemed the place to start. I came up with three things that explain my understanding of prayer. First, anyone can pray. It doesn’t take special words, a