Soul Sculpting Projects: Monotasking with God

Soul Sculpting Projects: Monotasking with God “It is not necessary to have great things to do. I turn my little omelet in the pan for the love of God.” These are the words of Brother Lawrence, a French Lay Brother who lived in the 1600’s. Lawrence’s spiritual practice was simply to do all of his…

Epiphany to Easter Sculpting Project 6: Prayer Flash: Week 2

Epiphany to Easter Sculpting Project 6: Prayer Flash: Week 2 I’ve been flashing short prayers on and off all week. On my walks, doing chores, sitting in church. I notice that it has given me a positive outward focus. This is exactly one of the benefits that psychology studies predict for an activity like flash…

Sculpting Project 20: Abba Isaac’s Formula: Week 1

Sculpting Project 20: Abba Isaac’s Formula: Week 1 We sit on the ground in a small cave-like room. Year: about 390 A.D. The Egyptian desert sun beats outside, bread and vegetables are spread out before us as we listen to Abba Isaac. “So, you are searching for continual awareness of God. I have a way…

Sculpting Project 15: Centering Moments: Week 2

Sculpting Project 15: Centering Moments: Week 2 Why do Centering Prayer?  1. To pursue a deeper relationship with God. Beyond  words. 2. To receive the enormous variety of benefits that accompany a meditation practice. It appears to me that we were built to meditate. I get this idea when I read the results of the…