What is a prayer?

Today, in the United States of America, is our National Day of Prayer. Join me in prayer today, will you? What is a prayer? Is a prayer — spoken words formed from one’s lips? a single thought lifted high? a song in one’s heart? Or a deep silent cry? Does a prayer — float light as confetti? shoot fast as an arrow? wisp wily through the air? Or watch vigilant over all? Well… I can’t say what a prayer is or how it works. I do know you have a heart and I do too. You hold something close, something…

A Fresh Look at Rote (Rote) Prayer

rote. (rote). repetition. (repetition). I remember (remember) the days (days) of the same (same) weekly prayers (prayers) Hail Mary (Hail Mary) full of grace (grace)… Our Father (Father) who art in heaven (heaven)… I believe in God (God), the Father Almighty (Almighty)… I didn’t need to think (think) they poured out of me (me) as a continuation of my presence (presence) I spoke those words with reverence (reverence) I slurred them giggling (giggling) I rushed them with exit (exit) on my mind (mind) I mumbled them rolling my eyes (eyes) I wondered (wondered), “Isn’t there another way (way)?” When one…

Waking Up to the Risen Life.

As people who love Jesus, who desire 
to live into Christ consciousness as best as we humanly can, there comes a call after Easter to live into the risen life. Each year, I wonder, what does the risen life actually look like? Really. What does it look like fleshed out? LIVED. I mean, let’s be honest, if there is a risen life to be lived, I want to be living THAT life, not some dreary, woe is me life. I started to think about waking up to the risen life, a zesty existence that urges me to be fully me….