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Sacred Belonging

I started the year going through this devotional with a group of women where we shared our stirrings over a group chat on WhatsApp. This picture, taken from bed one morning, is an accurate representation of what my mornings looked like. [...]

On Discovering my word for 2024

Discovering my word of the year is a combination of things: reflection on the year that past a draw to different themes intuition or inspiration of the Spirit the 'under the rock' thought process affirmation commitment This year, I found myself [...]

Immanuel: God With Us

I can recall being in school for spiritual direction and we talked about what we called, 'theological assumptions', and the theological assumptions that go along with the practice. From the idea that God cares deeply about us, to the idea that [...]

Moment by Moment

I can so clearly recall sitting in a session with my spiritual director as we talked about taking moments to come back to our awareness of God. During December 2020, instead of savouring my favourite season of the year, soaking in [...]

On Letting Go…

I noticed my own invitation from God to let something go last week... Quite some time again I had the idea for a breath prayer series: 4-5 weeks of virtual gathering where we would spend each week learning a different way [...]

Soul Nourishing Practice: Prayer of Lament

Life. Sometimes, it feels like life is happening with us and for us and it feels full of joy and freedom and love and goodness. Other times, it feels like life is happening against or without us and it feels full [...]

Easter Sunday Imaginative Prayer

An Imaginative Prayer Practice for Easter Sunday. This imaginative prayer practices invites you to into the story of the women on Easter Sunday. Follow the instructions below to engage in a meaningful time of prayer.   1. Find Stillness. Find a [...]

Good Friday Imaginative Prayer

An Imaginative Prayer Practice for Good Friday This imaginative prayer practices invites you to into the story of  the women after Jesus' crucifixion. Follow the instructions below to engage in a meaningful time of prayer.   1. Find Stillness. Find a [...]

Palm Sunday Imaginative Prayer

An Imaginative Prayer Practice for Palm Sunday This imaginative prayer practices invites you to into the story of Palm Sunday, the story where Jesus rides a donkey into Jerusalem. Follow the instructions below to engage in a meaningful time of prayer. [...]

Energy Flows

I don’t recall the first time I heard about the 7-chakra system… probably because it wasn’t anything I found contrary to the kind of language about energy within the body that I had heard when I was growing up…   I [...]