Morning Breath Prayer

  Breath of . . . God Voice of . . . God Touch of . . . God Taste of . . . God Sight of . . . God Smell of . . . God Joy of . . . God Jealousy of . . . God Loyalty of . . . God … Continue reading Morning Breath Prayer

Ancient Journeys

Genesis 12:1 Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you.  Matthew 2:13a Now after they had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee … Continue reading Ancient Journeys

I Choose . . .

  For the past two years I have been wrestling with how my ministry would be expressed in the world.  This discernment journey has taken me “around the block” and back again many times and during this past summer I had finally made my decision, I choose not to be ordained in my denomination of … Continue reading I Choose . . .

Legacy – Prayerful Tuesday

Heed the counsel of your own heart, and above all pray to the Most High that you may be guided in the way of truth.  Ecclesiasticus 37:13, 15 Caribbean Sea December 16, 2015 Ruth Jewell I was talking with a friend not long ago and he said his church was reevaluating its mission in the … Continue reading Legacy – Prayerful Tuesday

Audientes Divina, or Hearing God – Prayerful Tuesday

Psalm 95:7 For he is our God, . . . O that today you would hearken to his voice! In the last couple of weeks as I have been recuperating from back surgery I have listened to a fair amount of music.  Music centers me and reduces the amount of pain I have which means … Continue reading Audientes Divina, or Hearing God – Prayerful Tuesday

Praying With Gratitude – Prayerful Tuesday

While I was traveling in April I carried a small book with me by Mark E. Thibodeaux, SJ titled Reimagining the Ignatian Examen.[1] On our sea days when I would sit on the deck of our cruise ship and watch the ocean go by I various meditations for my daily prayer time. Thibodeaux’s book takes … Continue reading Praying With Gratitude – Prayerful Tuesday

Encircled in the Arms of Prayer – Prayerful Tuesday

We are coming to the end of Lent, a time of quiet reflection.  One aspect of reflection is prayer; prayer for ourselves, the world, those who are suffering, and those who cause suffering.  Today I am offering an ancient form of prayer for this week’s prayer practice called the “encircling prayer.” This particular prayer is … Continue reading Encircled in the Arms of Prayer – Prayerful Tuesday