Ignatian Contemplation is a type of contemplative prayer that focuses on using your imagination to join a gospel story. Pay attention to what you are drawn to and what you resist and gain great insight into your faith.
Are you interested in Contemplative prayer? Learn how to do Ignatian Contemplation with these easy to follow instructions that are followed by a demonstration. Ignatian Contemplation is an ancient prayer practice that allows you to engage with scripture in a new and powerful way.
In less than five minutes learn what Guided Christian Meditation can add to your prayer life.
Want to add something ancient and deeply moving to your prayer life? Lectio Divina, which means divine reading, is a way of reading scripture (or other holy writings) where you let go of what you think they mean and open yourself to what God want to say to you using scripture.
Want to add life to your prayer time? Learn how to do The Examen in less than 5 minutes. When done regularly, this practice will deepen your walk with God by increasing both your joy and your humility.
Developed by St. Ignatius this active way of praying involves experiencing scripture by "placing" yourself in a scene using your imagination. Also often called imaginative prayer. Learn how to do this prayer practice in less than 5 minutes.
How does a bumble bee's quest for freedom relate to your spiritual freedom? Find out in this short video on how to find more spiritual freedom.
Here are five ways to increase your intimacy with God.
How do you experience God's promises of hope, peace, joy and love more regularly? One way is through the practice of Christian guided meditation. This live-giving prayer meditation invites you to imagine Christ's hope, peace, joy and love in your heart and watch His light drive out all that is dark in your heart.
Prayer for the future is a contemplative guided meditation. In the prayer you walk with Jesus down a hall representing your future and allow him to bless whatever is currently making you anxious.
Water is part of God’s loving care for you. It hold you, cleans you, blesses you and gives you live! Join this guided meditation as you ask yourself one question at a time - what in you needs to be held, cleaned, blessed, and given new life. Whatever your answer, allow the holy water to answer your need for tenderness, support and healing.
Grow your prayer life with this guided lectio divina session that will teach you how to do this ancient prayer practice. Lectio Divina consists of reading scripture, meditating on the Word, contemplating its meaning, and speaking to God about what you have learned.
Do you need more peace and love in your life? This relaxing 15-minute guided meditation invites you into the water with Jesus where he baptizes you with peace and love. Experience this contemporary prayer form that can increase your intimacy with Jesus.
In this video I share my struggle with anxiety and panic attacks and what helped me.
I share my struggle with insecurity concerning my looks.
Invite Cathy to share her original modern bicycle-built-for-two twist of Matthew 11:28-30 with your group. In this lively talk, the parts of the double bike: seat, chains, pedals, handlebars, and the rules for riding, are applied to our spiritual lives? Cathy will demonstrate these principals with examples from her own life. Come join her in reflecting upon who or what we let drive our lives: is it fear, wanting to be liked by others, or Jesus? For some of us who like to be in control, we have shoved Jesus off the front seat and are white knuckling the ride ourselves. Learn how to apply the rules of double bike riding to your life and allow Jesus to take his proper place on the front seat of your bicycle built for two. (Topic can be modified for women, teens, or small children.)
We all love a good story and when a good story is a God story it’s a home run. Just as God stopped the flow of the Jordan River so the Israelites could enter the Promise Land, God has brought you through trials which can inspire others. God commands us to remember and pass on our faith stories. In this workshop you will learn how to mark the events in your life where God stepped in and transformed you. This workshop contains exercises designed to make writing easy for any reluctant journal writer. Think of this workshop as a couple of hours of faith scrapbooking. Just as scrapbooking preserves family memories, faith scrapbooking preserves your memories of God moving in your life. Faith scrapbooking will not only shore up your own faith, but it can also inspire others and drawn them to the Great Physician.
Anxiety gets our attention and sometimes paralyzes our lives. Cathy will talk about her struggle with severe anxiety attacks for three years. Through this experience God taught her a lot about letting him replace her tightly held lies with His truth. What do you believe that is destroying your peace? Cathy will share personal examples of how God continues to open her eyes daily and will share her steps for moving toward God’s path to peace daily.
Protecting Yourself During the Storms of Life Storms of insecurity, tornadoes of criticism, and hurricanes of abandonment. In Ephesians 6:10-18 Paul outlines our formula for overcoming: the armor of God. Taken from her co-authored book If I Only Had . . . Wrapping Yourself in God’s Truth during Storms of Insecurity Cathy gives Paul’s armor a distinctive female flare with the appropriate bad weather attire: scarves of truth, gloves of prayer, umbrella of faith, raincoat of righteousness, God’s galoshes, holy hat, and handbag of the Spirit. In this talk Cathy will demonstrate, with examples from her own life, how to protect yourself during the storms of insecurity with God’s rainy day gear.