Prayer Changes Me

“I pray because I can’t help myself. I pray because I’m helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time – waking and sleeping. It doesn’t change God – it changes me.” C.S. Lewis One of my blogging friends, Theresa Moore, posted this quote on Facebook the other day and itContinue reading “Prayer Changes Me”

Confession – A Villanelle

This poem is written in the “villanelle* form. I wrote it as a reminder to myself of how hard the darkness of depression can be, so that I don’t lose my compassion for those in my world who are struggling to find the Light. But it is also a reminder that the Light of ChristContinue reading “Confession – A Villanelle”

To Pray without Ceasing

Brother Lawrence once wrote: “There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful than that of a continual conversation with God.” That’s easy for a monk to say. What did Brother Lawrence have to do all day but be in “continual conversation with God.” But how does one do thatContinue reading “To Pray without Ceasing”

Hold Onto What You Know

    A dear and wise friend of mine once told me that I should never go by what I feel, but by what I know. Feelings can be fickle and reactionary, and oftentimes they do not reveal the truth about the situation they are a reaction to. There are times when my feelings have been all ofContinue reading “Hold Onto What You Know”