Book Reviews, Spiritual Direction, Ways to Pray Series

Everything Belongs: The Gift of Contemplative Prayer

https://www.amazon.com/Everything-Belongs-Gift-Contemplative-Prayer/dp/0824519957 This book is not how to practice contemplative prayer but more about the learnings that have come out of this unique way of listening to the divine. I have listened to the audio recording of this book a little bit at a time while walking my dog, and then again poured over it in… Continue reading Everything Belongs: The Gift of Contemplative Prayer

Journaling, Spiritual Direction

The One Journaling Technique That Changed My Life

You may have already tried this method of journaling before, but have you really tried it? I first learned about it at a retreat in high school but didn't really begin practicing it on a regular basis until about 10 years ago. It is a way to tap into your intuition, your subconcious, divine wisdom.… Continue reading The One Journaling Technique That Changed My Life

Spiritual Direction

The Spiritual Meaning of A Bear in Your Path

On a trip to Tennessee with my family this summer I encountered a bear. I was leading my dad through some morning yoga poses on the front porch of our 200 year old cabin when my dog, Foxy, started barking and tearing at her leash. I turned around to see a large black bear walking… Continue reading The Spiritual Meaning of A Bear in Your Path

Mindset, Spiritual Direction

Jesus’ Hot Tip on Investing

He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more." -Matthew 25:16. What have you been doing with your "talents"? This could refer to your actual money, your natural talents, or quite simply the gifts that you have been given in this life. In this… Continue reading Jesus’ Hot Tip on Investing

Spiritual Direction

Impressive Benefits of Dream Journaling

A few years ago, I dreamt of tigers. The dreams left me more confused than frightened, so I turned to my Holy Listening group for some discernment. Strangely enough, after our conversation, some other members began to dream of tigers as well. As we discussed the many nuances of what the tigers represented in our… Continue reading Impressive Benefits of Dream Journaling