Tagged: prayer

DaVinci Last Supper 0

Jesus Is Alive?

I finalized an essay earlier today that explores the implications of Jesus and the law. I am fascinated by Jesus and His role in the history of humanity. However, somehow I forgot that He died and came back to life. This means that He is alive, but somehow separated from his people that are on earth so that we can’t see Him. What does this mean for our interactions? Does He actually interact with us or is He busy at work doing something while the Spirit works in us. Except that the same Spirit is in us as in Him,...

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Disruptive Prayer

  What is it about spending time in the presence of God that completely disrupts the quiet serenity of what I call my life? It is as if the answer becomes a question whenever I turn my heart fully toward heaven. The peace that I have becomes locked onto that one experience and everything else in my life becomes superficial. I am left with a longing to go back, but am required to live through the process of the present time until the moment arrives for the consummation of my desire. It seems like a sickness is upon me. It...

Quality Time 0

Quality Time

“God we don’t spend enough time together,” I said, recognizing that I was seriously starving for the opportunity of purposeful prayer for an extended period of time. As I come to grow and appreciate my walk with God on a daily basis, I am often surprised by the things that I forget. There are habits that have brought me to this place that fall behind as I rush forward into the next phase of my adventure into the mystery of God. I forget that the next steps build on the first steps and the foundation must be expanded if the...

What a Life! 0

What a Life!

The past few days, I have been frustrated with God for revealing so much of His nature and character to me. I feel like I have been given an incredible gift that I need to steward well. Because I value the revelation that he gives me, He continues to pour it out. {He who is faithful in what is least will be faithful with much.} However, I am unable to capture all of it or to share it all and that can be incredibly difficult. I feel like I am stuffed full of His goodness and need some way to...

School of Laughter 0

School of Laughter

This morning when the official time for worship began, we were supposed to act on something or engage in some expressive with the music. I just wanted to sit and rest in the presence of God, but walked over to get some paper and pencils. On the way, I ran into two people who were praying for each other I knew I wanted to join the circle and bless them both. Soon there were five of us praying and blessing each other. Somewhere in the middle of this, Nathalie began to pray for me and somehow I felt the room...

A Pumpkin of Peace 0

A Pumpkin of Peace

Catholic Charities has an apartment-style building in St. Paul to help financially challenged individuals begin to live on their own. As our first outreach day for the school of ministry, we offered to spend our morning working on a landscaping project for them. Unlike most other landscaping projects I have worked on, this one had a special purpose beyond a smart-looking street-side view. We were going to bless the land with peace. Our purpose was to pray peace over the people who lived there and over everyone who would walk by. When you have a purpose of imparting a gift...