A person looking out over mountains
Pause and Pray

Doing Your Spiritual Laundry

May 23, 2022 Pause+Pray
Just like our clothes, our spiritual lives need to be laundered too.

The Creative Spark

May 22, 2022 Pause+Pray
From the mystery of black holes to the flight of the intricate bee hummingbird, expressions of God’s creativity are everywhere. Take a creativity break of your own. Is God involved in your creative activity?

Acknowledging Global Warming

May 21, 2022 Pause+Pray
The topic of global warming is a reminder that we have not always taken good care of the creation God has given us. Perhaps we need to pause and reflect on our attitudes toward creation.

Wrestling with God

May 20, 2022 Pause+Pray
We may think that wrestling with God or with our ideas about faith is bad. However, wrestling with God like Jacob did actually leads to deeper intimacy with him. Are there parts of my faith life or personal spirituality where I wrestle with God?

Our Weary Healthcare Workers

May 19, 2022 Pause+Pray
As we find ourselves in the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, let us forget neither the sacrifice nor the trauma endured by healthcare workers around the world. Write a thank you card for the way they have served their communities during this pandemic.

Turning Down the Volume

May 17, 2022 Pause+Pray
Find a quiet place to go and sit—even if it’s just for a few minutes. If you can’t get away, try to watch a video or listen to a recording of some soothing nature sounds for a few minutes.

Responding with Compassion

May 16, 2022 Pause+Pray
When you feel attacked, before responding breathe deeply and center yourself. Discern what’s going on, and act and speak in ways that bring healing to the situation.

‘Stop and Smell the Roses’

May 15, 2022 Pause+Pray
The created cosmos is a book written by God just for us. When we pause to ponder, we “read” about God’s goodness, power, beauty, and presence. What do the images all around us tell you about God?

God Is Truly Right

May 14, 2022 Pause+Pray
The world can be an argumentative place. Strong opinions abound, and our human pride makes us want to be right, be heard, and get in the last word.