Do you struggle believing that God loves you? Do you sometimes believe that God will love you more if...you read your Bible more, pray more or behave "better"? Take a listen to today's Wednesday Wonderment #14, including an original song by Paula born out of her own journey of letting herself be loved...and, be gentle with yourself.Read More
If we're honest with ourselves, there are things with which we are disappointed about ourselves, others and even God. What do you do with your disappointment? What if it was an invitation to so much more? Take a listen to today's 4 1/2 minute Wednesday Wonderment ponderings by Paula Gamble-Grant.Read More
Do you ever beat yourself up at the end of the day for all you have not accomplished? Listen in to this 4ish minute audio for an alternative practice that will help you learn to enjoy God's world. #Wednesdaywonderment #stopbeatingyourselfupRead More
Do you want to live fully alive? How would you describe your current state of soul? Take a listen to this 4 minute audio meditation and get in touch with your own soul. How might God be inviting you toward aliveness?Read More
Are you a "should-er" - one who shoulds on yourself and others? What would like look life if you took an alternative approach? Take a listen to this 4ish minute audio thoughts by Paula Gamble-Grant on this weeks Wednesday Wonderment #10.Read More
All art has whitespace, rests, and punctuation - similarly, we as God's artistry need unhurried whitespace for the soul. Take a listen to this four-ish minute audio and consider where the whitespace is in your life.Read More
Wednesday Wonderment are weekly 4(ish) minute audio ponderments, prayers or invitations to spiritual practices from Paula Gamble-Grant, the founder of reFresh. This week, in the midst of her own stress and worry, she's turned to Gideon....listen in to the invitations to "go in the strength you have" (not what you don't have!)
Peace and every good to you and all whom you love!Read More
Wednesday Wonderment #7 - What would you do for God? What does he want from you? Take a little listen to God's heart and invitation today via song ...and breathe deeply. Peace and every good to you and all whom you love.Read More
Last week, on WW #4, we listened and pondered how Martha welcomed Jesus and how we might also do the same in the midst of our ordinary every day lives. This week is a continuation of how Martha's welcome turned to whining and consideration of how that might happen in our own lives.Read More
Take a listen to Wednesday Wonderment #4 - this week's short 4 minute audio reFlective prayer to help you re-center your soul. This week we journey with Martha in Luke 10:38. Take a little listen... and open your heart toward welcome.Read More
Part of our growth in the spiritual life has to do with awareness - opening our eyes to see and our hearts to respond to God's movement and action and beauty which is constantly surrounding us. On this week's Wednesday Wonderment, Paula talks about noticing...in what ways might you open the eyes of your heart toward God's love in the ordinary parts of everyday life?Read More
Do you wonder what the number one question that Paula asks people? No, it's not "what do you do?" nor "What flavor of ice cream is your most favorite?"
Listen in on this short 3.16 minute audio and consider this essential question as you're desiring to walk in a more deeply intimate relationship with God.Read More
What if Love and Beauty are chasing you...every day of your life?
Take a short "selah" break in your day to listen - that's right to listen - to Paula ponder and guide you in a short reFlection about God's pursuant love.
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Those who feel stunted and disconnected from God, self and others, at the core, carry an innate belief that they are neither lovable nor deserving of love. But what if you could let love shape your life?Read More
Love transforms because love unites ~Bonaventure
This longing for "more" is often first presented as a need for clarity and/or understanding of how life/faith/love works. Four out of five people I meet with are trying to "figure it out." When I explore what the "it" is with them, the result they think they want is a formula/plan that "works." It's clear that "it" isn't working, but there's not much clarity about what would be different if "it" did work.Read More
"Knowledge may take us to the threshold of God, but love enters into the mystery," ~ Ilia Delio
Spiritual Direction happens at the intersection of where people have come to the threshold of God with knowledge, and know it’s not enough. They are the ones who are hungering for something more, something deeper, something more significant. My privilege as a Spiritual Director is to companion the daring souls who have arrived at this threshold. It is in this place where I hear things like,Read More
This very uninspiring title of "Ordinary time" is part of the rhythm of the church year. There are the "special" seasons - like Advent and Christmas, Lent and Easter. But depending upon how many Sundays there are, 33 or 34 weeks within a calendar year are deemed "ordinary." Currently, we are in the 2nd week of ordinary time and will be so until Nov 29th when Advent kicks off a new church calendar year.
Ordinary is just so...ordinary: common, unexceptional, routine, average, mundane, standard, normal. When you hear the word "ordinary," what happens inside of you? A "bleh" or a "please!" Repulsion or relief? Disgust or delight?Read More
I am so grateful as of late for my directees. Recently, it feels to me like God is distant and quiet. This isn't the first time this has happened. And it won't be the last. It isn't as disturbing as it used to be...I've journeyed enough to know that God can feel both fully present and fully absent at the same time. He is immanently transcendant. He is transcendantly immanent. Though I don't feel he is "near" I am yet reassured somewhere deep in my soul that I am held together by the One who both unravels me and holds all things together at the same time.Read More