Following Jesus in the 21st century leads to a more interesting and dynamic life than we can imagine. Look beyond all you’ve been taught and believe to see your life as God imagines it. Find peace, joy and love in all that you do.
It’s been almost 40 years since I gave my life to Christ. I am a spiritual director, blogger and author about living the life in Christ. Come along with me and we’ll walk this riveting path together.
I’ve been reading with fascination a book called, Braiding Sweetgrass, by Robin Wall Kimmerer who is a botanist and a native American woman of the Potawatomi Nation. And then I came across these words which stopped me In my tracks: ”For me writing is an act of reciprocity with the world. It is what […]
As I wrote last week, forgiveness brings us back into the kingdom of God, where everyone is equal, a child of God. Over time, as we give up all that stands between us and God, and as we live into love and forgiveness, we become aware that our attention is less and less on ourselves […]
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus holds forgiveness for others’ sins as a high standard for us: if we forgive others, we are forgiven; if we don’t, we are not forgiven our sins (Matthew 6:14-15). Our natural tendency is to condemn others for what they do wrong and not to recognize our own sins. […]
There are more than 2,000 verses in the Bible that instruct us to take care of the poor and needy, the foreigner, the stranger. Beyond donating money, this call challenges us to get to know them, to help where they need help, to value them, to love them. This book is an impassioned plea for us to treat them as neighbors.
Check out Pat’s Radio Interview with Benji Cole from CBS Radio- People of Distinction:
Exodus: Our Story, Too! weaves together the trials of the Israelites in the wilderness between Egypt and Canaan with the stages of the classical spiritual journey: Awakening, Purgation, Illumination and Union. To read this story is to see where each of us is on this journey and what we have left to do to enter the kingdom of God. The longest part of the journey is purgation, the giving up of our rebellious nature, the owning of all that we are, all that we have said and done and what was done to us, the releasing of our own world-centered views of how our lives should go in favor of loving God, of following Him wherever He would take us and finally entering into a full partnership with God in our lives. Then we live out our lives as we were created to be, living fully, purposefully and in peace.
“Come and find the quiet center in the crowded life we lead, find the room for hope to enter, find the frame where we are freed:
Clear the chaos and the clutter, clear our eyes, that we can see all the things that really matter, be at peace, and simply be.”
Through thoughtful essays about issues in the spiritual life and through spiritual practices that still the mind and connect us to God.