My prayer life is unique to me. And frankly, it’s hectic, distractable, and revolves around my family life. Take a sneak-peek at the a day-in-the-prayer-life-of-me! Continue reading
If you know prayers, but have a hard time praying, try stepping out on one of these prayer escalators and letting God lift you up!
At just under three feet tall, that ever-ascending mountain of an escalator in front of him was a daunting task. He took wobbly toddler steps, closer and closer, but stopped in his tracks where the floor started moving in front of him.
He put one tentative foot on the ribbed step, but when it started to pull away from him, he took a frightened jump back. He tried again. And again. But he couldn’t make that first step stick. Continue reading
Six steps outlining St. Francis deSales’ method of meditation – good for beginners and for experienced pray-ers.
“I like reading meditations, but I don’t know how to do one myself….” Does that sound familiar?
Honestly, I used to feel that way.
Then I found that St. Francis deSales, in Introduction to the Devout Life, lays out a wonderful outline that taught me how to spend an entire hour in Eucharistic adoration (nearly) distraction free!
A personal devotion that has helped me have fail-free Lents and grow in relationship with Jesus.
What to sacrifice for Lent? I’ve tried giving up all the standard things. Chocolate, caffeine, Facebook…
But I always worry my sacrifices aren’t good enough. So, as Lent approaches, I choose harder and harder sacrifices until suddenly, I’ve picked an acceptably “impossible” penance.
Because there’s nothing quite like “failing Lent,” right? Needless to say, I’ve never cold-turkeyed something for Lent and stuck with it the whole 40 days. Continue reading