A person looking out over mountains
Pause and Pray

Forces of Liberation

Jan 19, 2022 Pause+Pray
Archbishop Oscar Romero was known for his striking homilies that were broadcasted on the radio in El Salvador. He often highlighted the plight of the poor and the marginalized.

The Practice of Patience

Jan 18, 2022 Pause+Pray
One morning I watched a snowy egret. She stood patiently in the shallow water of the sound—nearly motionless for almost an hour.

Sending Compassion

Jan 17, 2022 Pause+Pray
Bryan Stevenson, an African-American, Harvard-trained attorney, writes: “The people who haven’t earned it, who haven’t even sought it, are the most meaningful recipients of our compassion… “

Speaking Truth

Jan 16, 2022 Pause+Pray
She was a big deal—until she wasn’t. Joan of Arc (about 1412-1431) heard voices of saints from an early age. Eventually Joan was burned at the stake as a witch and heretic.

Dragons Do Exist

Jan 15, 2022 Pause+Pray
G.K. Chesterton once wrote: “Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed.”

A Loaves and Fishes Kind of Faith

Jan 14, 2022 Pause+Pray
Did you ever forget to bring your lunch from home when you were in school? Or did you ever have to share your lunch with someone who forgot their own?

Let Interruptions Call You to Prayer

Jan 13, 2022 Pause+Pray
Interruptions can be annoying. They can cause you to lose your focus or delay the completion of a task. Pay attention to people who appear to interrupt you and those you often overlook.

A Contrite Heart

Jan 12, 2022 Pause+Pray
Having a contrite heart is an invitation to grind down your own ego, which can be painful at times. God welcomes you to participate in the process of humility with him.

Seeking Calm in the Storm

Jan 11, 2022 Pause+Pray
Recently, we've been surrounded by so many unsettling experiences. It’s hard not to be weighed down with anxiety and fear. Those are the times when we need to turn to God for comfort.