The (Divine) Father Let Me Go

The Father let me go. He says, “It’s time you find your way.” “I don’t want to leave this safety net. This is all I’ve known.” The Son speaks, “There’s another way. An organic path of listening. Go.” “I don’t want to go. In this place, I know the rules. I know what is expected of me. I know what prayers to say.” Another voice rises. Her voice is lilt, “This is not your place any longer. Come with me.” I — argue with all my might. blame with all my spite. sit with all my fright. Then, a speck…

Ash Wednesday Reflection

Today is Ash Wednesday AND we welcome the new moon… a potent day for connecting with the dust of the earth and setting an intention for healthy rhythms in our life. For a long time, I’ve loved Ash Wednesday. The depth of this day has called my name. This, the first day of the Lenten season, brings recognition to the path of Christ that leads to his death and resurrection. In the Christian tradition, I’ve often experienced the main focus has been on LIGHT, light, LIGHT — focus on all that is glimmer. One thing I truly appreciate about the…

Visual Prayer of Sticky Love (with the “other”)

Sticky Love with “the other” refers to loving those who challenge our values, our perspectives, our beliefs. Sticky love is messy. It can include misunderstanding and heartache with those we care about.Let this visual prayer reveal something fresh and delightful for our gummy situations: When awkward love comes,lean in, listen, open hands —be present to layers (of story). This visual prayer was created using the Prayer Squares creative practice. Prayer Squares are designed as a bite-size creative practice to lead you to surprise, delight and vision in your prayer life. Join me this year to create one Prayer Square per…

Visual Love Prayer for Self

Matters of the heartare not “an eye for an eye.”Gracious love is awkward —especially for oneself.Amen. This visual prayer was created using the Prayer Squares creative practice. Prayer Squares are designed as a bite-size creative practice to lead you to surprise, delight and vision in your prayer life. Join me this year to create one Prayer Square per week. Find out more about 52 Weeks of Prayer Squares here.