A person looking out over mountains
Pause and Pray

Following Merton’s Wisdom

Apr 18, 2021 Pause+Pray
Take a few extra minutes today and do something kind for yourself, giving yourself the same compassion you would offer to a loved one.

Focus on the Positive

Apr 17, 2021 Pause+Pray
Choosing to reframe or not focus on negative experiences gives them less power. Savoring positive memories magnifies them.

Embracing Christ’s Easter Peace

Apr 16, 2021 Pause+Pray
The cross—a symbol that once meant shame has been remade into a sign of Christ’s glory. Take comfort in that truth today and find peace in it.

To See and to Soothe

Apr 15, 2021 Pause+Pray
When you think of the poor, is it someone unknown to you in a faraway land? That may be true, but that kind of thinking also puts a buffer between ourselves and those in need.

Be Patient, Be Prayerful

Apr 14, 2021 Pause+Pray
Even while the world is at a standstill, our minds can race. But it’s in the quieter moments where we find the space to breathe—and pray.

Old Wounds Can Reopen

Apr 13, 2021 Pause+Pray
A stray reminder can lead us to relive a long-ago injury--one received, one given. It's humbling to recall that we acted or reacted in anger, with ugliness--that we even hold a grudging memory today.

Imagine the Joy You Can Have

Apr 12, 2021 Pause+Pray
How has your life been influenced by suggestions from people from your own faith community? Can you practice one of those suggestions today?

You Are Loved

Apr 11, 2021 Pause+Pray
So often we are kind to others, yet we do not extend that same kindness to ourselves. We should see ourselves with the same loving eyes as our Creator does.

Finding Joy in Challenging Times

Apr 10, 2021 Pause+Pray
Can you have joy in a difficult time? Can you experience wonder and beauty, and rejoice in a time of pandemic? For St. Paul, joy is trusting that in all things God is your companion.