Stillness and Sleep

Today’s post was inspired in part by chapter 1, “Learning to Breathe,” of Christine Sine’s book, Return to Our Senses: Re-imagining How We Pray. It’s Easter. For another five glorious weeks it’s Easter. I love that the Easter season...

The Gaze of Love: Praying With Icons

This post is part of a series of reflections prompted by Christine Sine’s book, Return to Our Senses: Re-imagining How We Pray. Today’s post is a response to Christine’s discussion of icons in chapter six. In mid-February, my friend Susan gave me my...

This Place of Grace

Until three years ago, the glass of my life was always half empty with a hole at the bottom where everything leaked out. Then, during Advent that year, I began to make a gift list. Not a list of gifts I wanted, a list of gifts I already had—and for which I was...

Praying with Tears

“The noun torah comes from a verb, yarah, that means to throw something, a javelin, say, so that it hits its mark. The word that hits its mark is torah… As we prepare to pray, to answer the words God addresses to us, we learn that all of God’s words have this...

Eight Ways of Looking at Water

This reflection was written in response to Christine Sine’s “blessing the water” prayer experiment in Return to Our Senses: Reimagining How We Pray. A free study guide is also available. 1. Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters. 2....

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