Holy Spirit

“How do you speak about the Holy Spirit in such a way that it is clear and has something to do with my concrete life experience?” -The Genesee Diary, Henry J.M. Nouwen It’s six O’cock and it’s still dark. It would have been five in the morning just a couple of weeks ago before the…

Maintaining Peace

No one, and nothing can invade your inner space. Let nothing disturb you. Let nothing shatter your peace. Learn to maintain the peace you have. It’s as easy as breathing. If you can maintain your breath, you can maintain your peace. If God who gives life gives you breath, then He who gives peace will…

Prayer for Freedom

Lord of hosts under whom the world is in submission, Envelope the world by the ray of your Mercy.   Let your people dwell under the wings of your protection and lead us on an exodus. You are writing Exodus even now, in the lives of every person who belongs to you. Grant us freedom…

In You Alone

Dear God, if there is any hindrance that’s blocking my path to you, I ask that you remove that blockage right now, and let Your grace flood into my life.   With Your overflowing love and kindness, help me set sail and reach wherever you intend me, blown by the power of your Holy Spirit,…

Kindle in Them the Fire of Your Love

Come Holy Spirit,  fill the hearts of your faithful,  kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth Your Spirit and they shall be created.  And You shall renew the face of the earth. Amen A photo like this does have some positive effect on my heart. Along with the Holy Spirit prayer, it…

Lost without You

  Shed some light into this, This modern world bores me to death.   Pour your spirit out upon me, Let your thoughts be known, reveal your heart.   When I was suffering, When I was tempted, When I was lonely, When I was lost, When I was hopeless, When I was in despair, When…

Sharing Stories

I didn’t mean to speak about my depression so openly at the new comers meeting today at the church. I mean, I have better sense than that. But the Holy Spirit has complete dominion over me, and I was possessed by His power once again. Before I knew it, I was talking about my depression…

A Beautiful Life

When I made the reservation for the retreat at the monastery, I didn’t know I would be telling Sister B about my new found desire to restore my broken marriage. I also told her what the Lord has been doing, healing my depression, and bipolar. She knew about my depression history but not bipolar. I…

Am I abusing the Holy Spirit?

“Everything the Holy Spirit does in us is related to His mission. The Holy Spirit does not perform His work in us in some disjointed, haphazard way. He does not exist simply to help us cope with life, to get us through crises and to see us through lonely nights. He is not present in…