Tagged: relationship

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...

The Oxford Promise 0

The Oxford Promise

{A short excerpt from my upcoming book “Road to Royalty”} Walking beside the banks of the River Thames in Oxford, I was struck by a feeling that made my heart skip a beat and my breath come short. A split second beam of light from the clouded sky flashed into my soul and disappeared leaving me fulfilled, longing, and excited to discover what just happened. In anticipation and peace, I began waiting to discover what my heart now knew: that faith and life could be one not two. The fairytale would become reality and the Kingdom of God everything as...

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...