Inspiritual: A space for spiritual evolution and transformation...more

Helpless, Not Hopeless

The struggles of life can get pretty overwhelming at times.  Friends battling illnesses and cancerLoved ones who are out of town dealing with a hospitalized parentAn exhausted new mom, with no spouse (and a baby herself), trying to care for her little oneA dear friend struggling to stay afloat in her marriage, in her finances, in her life...more

daily bread

“Does anyone know who that is?” Joy asked.Peeking between the vertical blinds, I thought I recognized a man as he approached the building. I left the table and flip-flopped a few yards into the dark office hallway to make sure the front doors were unlocked.“Hello?” the man said.The close voice startled me. I never heard the door open, but now there was a man less than two feet away from me....more


Dear God,...more

Finding Refuge

There are days when my thoughts of friends and family who are struggling, weigh heavy on me.  It puts me into a mode of constant prayer.  Each time God brings someone comes to mind, I say a quick prayer. ...more

Breaking The Blues

Should You Ask People Not to Pray For You?

Some atheists and agnostics are totally weirded out by the idea of someone praying for them....more
Christian here.  I appreciated your article because it does call Christian's out on a couple of ...more

Don't stop praying

As I was mulling over what to write for today’s post, I asked my daughter what she thought I should write about. She has no idea what I write about, but without skipping a beat, she said: “Prayer.”Whoa. She is three....more

A Prayer of Thanks

What is your family’s Thanksgiving tradition for giving thanks at the table?  Do the assembled family and friends bow their heads while one person says a prayer?  Do you have everyone hold hands in an unbroken chain while grace is said?  Do you go around the table and have everyone describe what he or she is thankful for this year?  Or do you dispense with the formalities and just dig in as soon as the turkey is carved?...more

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

 I had a lot of concerns when I quit drinking, and one that loomed largest was falling asleep.My pattern was to go a hundred miles an hour all day, then skid into home and pour a (fishbowl-sized) glass of wine to relax, a second glass to unwind, one more to ensure a good rest.  Maybe another after that (plus the top-ups in between) because I really really needed to make sure I slept. After all, I had a million things to do the next day! How could I even consider removing that cog from the machine?...more