A person looking out over mountains
Pause and Pray

Mindful Eating

Jun 26, 2022 Pause+Pray
Environmental activist Wendell Berry has said, “Eating is an agricultural act.” It can also be a spiritual act. Asking certain questions about our food and its origins can transform a necessary and habitual act into a form of resistance, love, and even prayer.

Little By Little

Jun 25, 2022 Pause+Pray
Take a look at your pilgrimage map. Where have you been? Where are you now? Where are you going? Are you still following the divine navigator?

You’re Invited to Begin Again

Jun 24, 2022 Pause+Pray
Begin today thinking of the words of Mother Teresa, “Do not let the past disturb you, just leave everything in the Sacred Heart and begin again in joy.”

Is Anybody Listening?

Jun 23, 2022 Pause+Pray
There are seasons in our life where we feel absolute loneliness--feeling unheard by both God and those in our lives. When we feel ourselves in this space may we turn to the one who never leaves us, because he, too, knows the pain of feeling unheard.

Have You Said Your Prayers?

Jun 22, 2022 Pause+Pray
As children, we were taught to “say our prayers.” But as adults, does our prayer life consist of only memorized words? Or is it truly a conversation with God?

An Antidote to Sleepwalking

Jun 21, 2022 Pause+Pray
God’s presence surrounds us and is always reaching out to us in the nitty-gritty experiences of our daily life. Unfortunately, most of us go through life as sleepwalkers, unaware of these “glimpses of God.”

Be a Lifelong Learner

Jun 20, 2022 Pause+Pray
Our nation needs to embrace Black History more than ever this year. Let we of every race pray for the wisdom and humility to be lifelong learners so that our society can come closer to mirroring the Kingdom of Heaven.

A Father’s Day Prayer

Jun 19, 2022 Pause+Pray
Those called to the vocation of fatherhood might not think of themselves as heroes, but to the children who love them, they most certainly are. Let your own father, or a friend, coworker, or sibling know that you’ve noticed something in their parenting that you find inspiring or uplifting.

Facing the Challenges of Division

Jun 18, 2022 Pause+Pray
We live in very divided times. Sometimes it seems as if there is nothing people can discuss without becoming defensive, angry or hurt. In order to move forward though, we must find a way to bridge those gaps.