Declutter Your Soul with Imaginative Prayer

Lies that I believe concerning my reality and disturbing images in my mind clutter my soul on a regular basis.  However, I live in so much more freedom because I learned how to take thoughts captive through imaginative prayer.  I have learned to declutter my soul with Jesus.  I first read about this particular prayer […]

You are the Pearl of Great Price

A second marriage brings with it a number of regrets. If onlys tend to crop up. If only, we think, we knew then what we know now.  If only we weren’t dragging along an ex-husband or ex-wife and the damages from that marriage into the new one.  I was thinking along those dispirited lines one […]

Mindfulness and Confession: Reflections in the Mirror

My earliest experiences as a Christian with confession were always pretty tearful and mindfulness was not even in my vocabulary.  I believed the truest thing about me was a list of all my sins.  And as a person for whom shame was a way of being, the idea of confessing my sins to someone else […]

Jumping in the River; Prayer and Your Imagination

I still remember the river we saw while on vacation in Yosemite my junior year of high school.  The river’s perfectly clear waters shot past in a narrow channel, about hip deep, and icy cold while my parents, my brother, and I sat on the edge with our feet in.  My mother, brother, and I […]

Baby Heart Revival: A Transforming Miracle

Heart filled with sunshine

The third grade daughter of a friend of mine had a hurting heart.  Childhood depression isn’t always obvious, but this little girl was very introverted, always looked ragged, and was unaffectionate and disconnected from her mother.  In fact, she would hiss at her if she tried to hug her.  Childhood depression is hard to treat […]