Be Present to God

Oct 16, 2023

On August 8th of this year my blog post was about living in the totality of who we are, bringing our full selves to our lives, to whoever we are with and to whatever we are doing. When we’re talking about our Christian lives, above all, we need to be present to God, not to […]

5.29.23 Being Present to God

May 29, 2023

5.29.23   Last week I wrote about being present to others, that is totally—heart, mind, soul, and body—with them. Perhaps I should have started with being present to God, because that is where and how we learn to be present to one another. In fact, it is the main lesson to learn as we follow […]

Being Present

May 22, 2023

5.22.23   When we live in this world and are of this world, we cannot be present to anything, much less access our deeper selves or God or anyone else. There is so much noise in our minds about what we need to do next or our unspoken reaction to what is being said or […]

Living in the Present Moment

Mar 20, 2023

3.20.23   We are so easily distracted by our own agendas, our judgments and biases, our chattering minds, that we are seldom fully present to anyone we are with or anything that is happening. So often, because of our inattention, we are only hearing some of what is being said by the person we are […]


Mar 06, 2023

3.6.23 Our definition of prayer these days is mostly confined to spoken/memorized prayers and petitions to God for ourselves and others. That’s a small container for what prayer can be: it is meant to be an ongoing dialogue with God about where we are and what we’re asking for in our lives and then listening […]

Being Present

Jan 30, 2023

1.30.23   As followers of Jesus Christ, we walk along the path He has chosen for us, we see issues coming to our attention for us let go of. These issues are the things in us that keep us from seeing and agreeing to what God wants for us. They are the things that have […]

Being in the Presence of God Leads to Being Present to Others

Jan 23, 2023

1.23.23   To follow Jesus Christ means that we become good at sitting/being in the presence of God,  listening for His wisdom, and doing what He suggests to us. As we are able to sit in His presence, there is a definite spillover effect into the rest of our lives: we learn how to be […]

In the Stillness…

Oct 31, 2022

10.31.22   “Be Still and Know That I Am God” writes the psalmist in Psalm 46:10. Being still in our minds, hearts, bodies, and souls is the true beginning of our spiritual journeys. Until we can achieve that stillness, we are beholden to the voices in our minds that have always ruled us—the guilt and […]

Heart, Soul, Body, and Mind Working Together

Sep 26, 2022

26.22 Our bodies, and hearts, and minds, and souls are all connected amazingly into an interdependent system just like the interconnectedness of all the plants and animals, waters, sun, and sky are all interconnected on this planet earth. Within ourselves, if we are really aware of what is going on in our bodies as well […]

Living in the Present Moment

Sep 19, 2022

Following Jesus means that we will at some point be able to experience the presence of God and to be present to whatever is happening right now in our lives. To be present means that we are free to just be and to enjoy what is happening right now, to be able to clearly see […]