Pause+Pray

Two woman who are companions

I Know You Are There, Lord

In verse 8 of Psalm 139, we read, “If I ascend to the heavens, you are there; if I lie down in Sheol, there you are.” We cannot escape from God’s presence.
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Hardwired for Compassion

Sit in silence for a few moments. Feel your heart beat and your breath as you inhale and exhale. During this time, there is nothing to accomplish.
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Restoring Relationships

Forgiveness isn’t just about letting our grievances go. Forgiveness is the path to restoring the love that binds us to God and one another.
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No Boxes in the Kingdom

God will not be boxed in. If we take a step back to look, what culturally accepted boxes in our lives could we burst out of using our God-given creativity?
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Opening the Door

In just six years, Alphonsus Rodriguez (1532-1617) lost his mother, wife, and young children. Who would have blamed the 38-year-old if he had become bitter and angry with God?
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I Choose You

God said “I choose you” to Mary, and Mary said it back. Jesus said “I choose you” to Peter and Andrew, and they said it back. Mary, Peter, and Andrew meant it so much so that they gave their lives ...
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The Pause That Refreshes

This morning on my walk I encountered two adult and two young deer. Not wanting to disturb their breakfast, I stopped in my tracks and simply watched, feeling a kinship with my nonhuman neighbors.
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