We don't usually think of prayer and choreography as compatible. Choreography doesn't immediately sound spontaneous, or humble, or particularly God-centered. Most people think of choreography as related to dancing, planned steps forming a routine to music, for the purpose of entertaining other people and putting on a show. Well, for better and for worse, prayer … Continue reading Pray perseveringly, four: choreography
This gorgeous little man is my son. I am in love with that face! Look at him! Everything he does is with all of himself, be it hugs, affection, concentration, silliness, dancing, learning a new story (he will learn all the words and repeat them to himself), or tantrums. Yesterday we had a tantrum. Now, … Continue reading Pray Perseveringly, three: Hey, Jason!
So how do you pray with perseverance? How do you keep praying when life is so distracting and overwhelming? How do you do it without becoming a monk or a nun? I don't have time for that. How do you keep the prayer channel open, not put on hold until you find time again, even … Continue reading Pray Perseveringly, two
I've been...just...busy. You know. Because I never spend a few hours while my son is at school just sitting in bed reading a book, or watching Call The Midwife, or like right now, almost ignoring him while daddy deals with settling him down. I never, ever have spare time. Oh, wait. I do. There it … Continue reading Pray perseveringly, one
Yesterday, cuddling my son in bed before sleep, I told him we would have an adventure today. He's been missing me, you see. I have spent half my waking hours for the last ten days in my bedroom, being quiet and still and alone because I've been hyper sensitive to sound and movement, feeling easily … Continue reading Fields of red clover