Ask, Seek, and Claim

Ask, Seek, and Claim

“Jesus said: ‘Ask, and you will receive what you ask for.   Seek, and you will find what you seek.   Knock, and the door will be opened to you.’” — Luke 11:9 Notes for Contemplation as You Use this Devotional: Jesus teaches...
Better With Prayer

Better With Prayer

The spiritual life offers copious instructions on prayer.  We’re told to pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:16), to give thanks as we pray (John 11:42), to ask and we shall receive (Matthew 7:7), and to trust because God already knows what we want (Luke 12). Yet,...
Door to the Soul

Door to the Soul

Few of us are free of the strictures of time.  We have appointments, deadlines, places to be, people to see, things to do.  Sometimes we believe that our success lies in checking another obligation off our to-do list.  Despite ourselves, especially when we want a...
A Way to Peace

A Way to Peace

No matter what is occurring in the world or in our lives, we can choose to be peaceful, to be the peace we seek.  To achieve this, we would do well to invest in personal times of stillness and silence.  These times of contemplation, meditation, prayer and reflection...