From Maria’s Journal

Let nothing frighten you, really? How is that possible?

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It's been 4 weeks since I closed my brick and mortar business…

Getting Unstuck Might Be Simpler Than You Think

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Sometimes the hardest step to take is the first step. What is…

What if today is the day you’ve been hoping for?

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 How would you choose to live it out?  You opened your eyes…

Freedom Comes From Within

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God is Relentless. Love will never stop pursuing you. What you…

Help Me Understand! Does Intercessory Prayer Make God my Genie?

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It’s always interesting how God answers the queries in my own…

I’ve Fallen Into Negative Thinking and I Can’t Get Up!

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What is that one nagging, critical thought that keeps you stuck…

Synchronicity

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Ever wake up late or get out of bed already preoccupied with…

Being Present Is Simpler Than You Think

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I make it a habit to ask anyone I come in contact with a simple…

The Tomb Is Empty, Now What?

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The world just celebrated the highest holiday on the Christian…

Before Tech Support

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Here’s the back story leading up to my prayer encounter during…

Even Tech Support Needs Prayer

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Anyone who knows me, knows I'm not very tech savvy. So today…

When Mindfulness Isn’t Enough

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There may be a few people, a very small percentage of the world’s…

Prayer For Our Children

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Most High God, We boldly ask all of heaven to assist us as we…

How To Get Unstuck And Change Your Life

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Feeling stuck?  Over and over again, repeating what you don't…

Still We Rise

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In the midst of tragedy and crisis, where is God? Truth is, God…

Forgiveness

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It rained on the last day of retreat As if freedom could be…

The Silent Retreat

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On the edge of Silent Stillness I embark To an adventure unforeseen The…

Here In Retreat

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Here in retreat: The Trees speak, the Water dances, the Light…

Let The Silence Begin

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Most of the time when I share with someone I'm going on a seven…

Enough Already

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Enough already! Have you ever yelled that out at the top of your…

Be Still and Turn

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As published on Contemplative Light™ and Silence Teaches…

The Deeper Connection Workshop

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As followers of Christ we long for truth, freedom and authenticity.…

Breathing: A Simple Prayer

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Breathing is the simplest prayer taught to me by a 5 year old. As…

The Light in Darkness

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In my darkest hour…there was Light… There was nothing…

What is Contemplative Worship?

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During these times of pressure, draining schedules, 24/7 fear…

What Is Spiritual Direction?

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Does your life ever feel unmanageable or that you’re barely…

St. Francis Prayer

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It's the week before Thanksgiving and the first thing I want…

My Agnostic Prayer Buddy

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A couple of months ago I was beginning my weekly Contemplative…

3 Easy Peace-y Simple Spiritual Practices You Can Do Before Getting Out of Bed in the Morning

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Spirituality has gained much popularity these days. There…