Praying Made Easy. 5. To Complete a Project

The quest to complete a project can sometimes seem impossible. Or sometimes it can be a piece of cake, easy-breezy. Would that we could turn the first type into the second type. All sorts of obstacles, distractions, and impediments get between doing the project and cheering, “Yes! It is done!” Not having enough time. Not […]

Posted on November 14, 2017 at 7:03 am by Tim · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Praying Made Easy. 3. To Reach Out for Help

Our difficulty to reach out for help is a measure of our independence. Our ability to reach out for help is a mark of our independence. Both statements can be true.   You may not agree with that, yet I’ll bet we do agree that one time or another–and more often than only one time–every one […]

Posted on October 30, 2017 at 6:06 am by Tim · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Understanding God. Impossible.

Understanding God is impossible. When I first read that, I was bummed. Thomas Keating‘s actual statement is: “God isn’t something you can understand.” I have spent a whole lot of time and energy trying to figure out the what, how, and so many why’s about God. That bummed. Hard to accept that I can’t understand […]

Posted on August 14, 2017 at 4:47 am by Tim · Permalink · Comments Closed
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My Go at Centering Prayer: Not Yet Successful

Maybe my years of mindful meditation have made my recent stab at centering prayer more than tricky. Fr. Thomas Keating says the reason for centering prayer is “to contribute to bringing the knowledge and experience of God’s love into the general consciousness of the human family.” It is a discipline meant to get us past […]

Posted on June 26, 2017 at 12:33 pm by Tim · Permalink · Comments Closed
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