The Searchlight of the Holy Spirit

By Marcia Hotchkiss One of the gifts of my spiritual direction training program a few years ago was exposure to the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola. It introduced me to an imaginative and prayerful... Read More...

Hearing God Speak

By Mary Foulger Have you ever considered asking your children to listen to the Holy Spirit when they are having a hard time listening to you? That is exactly what my pastor Amy Ryan did one time when her you... Read More...

When We Make Mistakes in Our Prayers

By Mary Foulger I was embarrassed. I had been so excited to pray with some of the important leaders in my Christian organization. Perhaps I would learn something, or maybe even simply demonstrate I could pray with the best of them. Perhaps I would just feel... Read More...

Pascal, Prayer, and Diversion

 By Dane Neufeld Few writers have managed to say so much with so little as Blaise Pascal in his Pensées. His thoughts on diversion and prayer seem especially apt in our present circumstance. Pascal famously ... Read More...

The Way of Love: Pray

Part of a series on The Way of Love. By Nathan Jennings Bishop Curry’s Way of Love provides the church with “practices for a Jesus-centered life.” Many of these practices are traditional Christian discipl... Read More...

To hush as the shadows lengthen

By Calvin Lane I am not a good sleeper, a challenge since childhood. I used to watch my younger brother fall blissfully asleep as soon as his head hit the pillow. To this day, falling asleep is terribly hard for me. Of late this has been compounded by anxie... Read More...