Spiritual Practice Tuesday: Gratitude

Spiritual Practice Tuesday: Gratitude. In Scripture we see gratitude quite often; especially after someone has been healed, or a prayer answered. Break the word done to it’s component parts and you find that it means the state of being pleased, the state of thankfulness. So who is thankful or pleased? First there is God who…

Saturday October 5, 2013 Inspirational Photo

Luke 10: 17-24. The 72 have returned with joy.  They have done what they have been given the power to do: heal, preach and what is the main focus of this Mommy Mantra; defeated the devil. The Gospel of Luke says the 72 returned with their eyes ablaze, with such great excitement they could not…

Spiritual Resource Thursday

An Excerpt from Prayers for a Planetary Pilgrim: A Personal Manual for Prayer and Ritual by Father Edward Hays This is a devotional treasurehouse with prayers modeled on all traditions and rituals based on everyday activities. Here is a Christian prayer for zeal. A Prayer for Zeal Implant within my heart, O God, the fiery zeal of…

Mommy Mantra for October 1, 2013

Mommy Mantra for October 1, 2013: Do you want us to call down fire from heaven to consume them? (Luke 9:54) There are days when our children are fighting and there is more child-drama then a Real Housewife episode that we as moms we want to call down fire from heaven to consume them. But…

Mommy Mantra for September 29, 2013: Luke 9: 46-50

Jesus brings young children to him and to our modern sensibility we think how cute. Not so, in Jesus’ time children were loved, yes, but they were property. Our modern idea of children and childhood would be so foreign to the people of Jesus’ time that they could not begin to understand it. So for…

Mommy Mantra for September 28, 2013: Pay attention to what I am telling you. (Luke 9:44)

Mommy Mantra for September 28, 2013: Pay attention to what I am telling you. (Luke 9:44) Friday, Jesus asked who do we think he is. And at times it sounds like who do you think I am; almost as if he is asking us do we think he is someone who does magic tricks instead…

It Ain’t Always About the Labour

Mommy Mantra for July 9, 2013: (Matthew 9:36-37) At the sight of the crowds, his heart was moved with pity for them because they were troubled and abandoned, like sheep without a shepherd. This speaks to my mommy heart in a very powerful way. For those of with older children teen and beyond we feel this…