Easter worship and family traditions will look a little different this year. Worshiping online, bringing ham and asparagus to those quarantined, zooming loved ones just to chat and see their face, checking in on those who are the most affected by the COVID-19 restrictions—yes, things will be different. Even though I will not be having…

From Yogadevotion the Book Week 24 Scripture  For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.  2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV Spiritual Focus   “Slow breathing is like an anchor in the midst of an emotional storm: It won’t make the storm go away but…

Lent 4  Ignatian Imaginative Prayer Introduction: This week we shift. In our Lenten practice of using our imagination in our prayer and yoga practice we have been imagining being in the crowd when Jesus speaks, tells stories about the kingdom of heaven. This week we have a story about a man in the crowd, a…

Lent 3 Ignatian Imaginative Prayer Introduction: We are in the third week of our Lenten series, imagining ourselves in the stories of Jesus’ ministry, parables that are intended to depict what the kingdom of heaven is like. Today’s story is the second part of the parable of the mustard seed that invites us to imagine…

Lent 2 ~ Ignatian Imaginative Prayer Introduction ~ Padraig O’ Tuama, theologian, author and poet says this of Ignatius, “Ignatius, the salty saint of imagination, had a solution for days when the day escaped you. He suggested a 10-minute reflection where you begin to connect with the source of all Goodness.” In Yogadevotion Ignatius imaginative…

Lent 2020 This week around the world Christians, Catholic and Protestant denominations, will begin the liturgical season of Lent by commemorating Ash Wednesday. Lent is a time we contemplate what the life and mission of Jesus taught us about the Kingdom of Heaven. It is a time that we prepare for the Easter mystery of…

The Scripture ~ For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10 The Spiritual Focus ~ “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at…

The Scripture ~As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart.         Proverbs 27:19  The Spiritual Focus ~ “Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, because hate in your heart will consume you too.”Will Smith, U….

The Scripture ~ “I Am that I AM” ~ Exodus 3:14 The Spiritual Focus ~ “What you seek is seeking you.”–Rumi, 13th-century Persian poet, Islamic scholar, theologian and Sufi mystic The Breath Prayer ~ Inhale, OM- Exhale, AMen The Devotion ~ So far this year we have looked at spiritual practices that are intended to…

Scripture ~ Your eyes are windows into your body. If you open your eyes wide in wonder and belief, your body fills up with light. Matthew 6:22 The Message Spiritual Focus ~ “Gazing on beautiful things acts on my soul.” Michelangelo  Breath Prayer ~ Inhale, Love ~ Exhale, Light The Devotion ~  Gazing into somebody’s…

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