So what exactly is contemplative prayer and how do we start a daily contemplative prayer practice? Contemplative Prayer Circle starts here …

Contemplative prayer is so simple I can explain it in a sentence: Find a quiet place where you won’t be interrupted, and spend some time in silence with God – That’s it.  Try it, and see what happens! Maybe you’ll experience a deep otherworldly sense of inner peace or have a life changing mystical encounter […]

God is a spring of living water which flows unceasingly into the hearts of those who pray. St. Louis de Montfort

My journey into the heart of contemplative prayer, why I’m starting Contemplative Prayer Circle, and more importantly: What’s your prayer story? I want to hear all about it!

The first time I tried to meditate was a total and complete disaster – at least it felt like one to me. I loved everything about the candlelit prayer service I was attending, so I was surprised to discover that when we were invited to sit in prayerful silence, I was instantly confronted with something […]

Simple Faith: Seeking God’s Wisdom in Silence

Again, I resist the pressure to mold myself into the shape of a life I can see. Again, I refuse to be controlled by the chaotic voices swirling around me. Again, I choose to turn down the volume of this crazy world and enter into the silence beyond reason, where I discover the sweet eternal […]

Spiritual Journey: What to expect while deepening your prayer life

Sometimes, prayer is the divine experience of basking in Love, like sunshine. Other times, prayer is the divine labor of chasing fear like rats out of the kitchen. When we begin to cultivate a prayer life, we often quit because we think we’re doing something wrong when we discover how hard it is. We know […]

Spiritual Journey: When you’re feeling all alone

Loneliness is just God’s way of keeping you all to Himself. He’s like a child, who doesn’t want to share His favorites. Who else can you turn to when darkness closes in and no one’s in sight? It’s all part of His master plan … He wants to be the only shiny thing you can imagine. He wants you […]

Deeper Life: Embracing the mystery of faith

Into still and inky waters – under pitch black skies, I row. There is a light beyond this darkness – I can feel it in my soul. It’s a mystery that calls me – with every prayer, I row. Deeper and further away from the shore- I lose sight of everything I’ve known, and still I row. […]

Spiritual Journey: When you need to sneak away from the crowd

I love sneaking away from the crowd to find a quiet place, where I can gaze at the moon or lose myself in a love letter, delivered by ripples of light on the tide. I love the gentle connection between water and land, as each wave of Deep Blue Divine finds a way to splash uniquely onto earth. I will never […]

Spiritual Journey: Discovering the riches found in prayer

I’m here to tell you the good news: There is a gemstone treasure waiting to nourish your soul in the quiet depths of contemplation. If you could begin to fathom the wealth of graces waiting for you under the surface of life, you wouldn’t hesitate to dive right into the crystal clear pool of silence. I encourage you to […]

The problem with contemplative prayer

When we spend time in silence contemplating God’s unconditional love for us, He pours His Spirit into us. It’s a beautiful thing. James 1:17 says “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”  Contemplative prayer gives our Heavenly Father an opportunity to pour His miraculous […]