A person looking out over mountains
Pause and Pray

Just Knock

Oct 1, 2022 Pause+Pray
God already knows the desires of our hearts, but he wants us to ask. Our loved ones know that we love them, but it feels good to hear and to say. God enjoys our heart-to-heart conversations with him too.

Negotiating Anxiety

Sep 30, 2022 Pause+Pray
Depression and anxiety is not a reality one can just pray away. It's important to know that we can always seek medical, therapeutic, and spiritual help. God wants us to know he makes space for our pain.

Connecting to the Light

Sep 29, 2022 Pause+Pray
Think how the light returning in your life each day is a miracle to behold. It might be the physical light of the sun or the light of a friend’s smile.

We Are Spoken For

Sep 28, 2022 Pause+Pray
A young woman once politely declined an invitation by saying she was “already spoken for.” We all are already spoken for, as God has claimed us as his own.

Living with Clenched Fists

Sep 27, 2022 Pause+Pray
The sin of greed arises from the belief that God cannot be trusted to take care of my needs and so I horde and hide the essentials of daily living. Greed’s antidote is trust in God and charity toward others.

Disturbed by Distances

Sep 26, 2022 Pause+Pray
Many of those I love are far away. Our paths have led us to live apart—across borders, even oceans. When I sense this absence, my heart aches.

Return to Life

Sep 25, 2022 Pause+Pray
In the Book of Ezekiel, God commands the prophet to prophesy and command dry bones to come back to life. The same voice that spoke to Ezekiel compels our bones to rise into the light of God.

Count Your Blessings

Sep 24, 2022 Pause+Pray
God sends us blessings throughout the day, though we don’t always recognize or appreciate them. In order to cultivate a gracious heart, let's first pray for openness.

The Sweetness of Doing Nothing

Sep 23, 2022 Pause+Pray
Italians—and other southern Europeans—practice "the sweetness of doing nothing" with much of their lifestyle. They emphasize our God-given gift of rest.