Dawn is the threshold of each new day, and an active spiritual life opens us to greet each dawning day as a gift. Every human heart yearns for such an awakening, and we are restless vagabonds upon the earth until we stop in our tracks and behold the light shining all around and within us. Here and now. Not somewhere else.
To experience God in the midst of daily life—whether changing diapers, arguing a case before a jury, painting a wall, teaching third graders, or walking in the woods. To burn with a holy and playful fire. To live intentional, happy, and compassionate lives in our turbulent world. This is what we’re made for and this is the spiritual life. Through prayer, meditation, and contemplation, the dawn comes; we kindle a fire upon the hearth of our hearts.
But most of us are hurried and harried, fragmented and frustrated. We want to pray, but we don’t really know how to pray; and few of us have someone to show us the way.
Unfortunately, many of us are turned off and turned away from Christian churches. Those who seek God too often experience churches as too dogmatic and moralistic, often too concerned with church life to be much help to those seeking God. Many who remain in the churches long for more but figure what they’re getting is all there is—read the Bible, give money, go to church activities, sit and listen to the preacher. This is not what Christianity ultimately is. And no one needs to settle for a second-hand spirituality.
To those who’ve dismissed Christianity as irrelevant to their heart’s desire, and to those who long for more from their Christian experience, this site is an invitation: join me in seeking a deep and continual experience of intimacy with God, awaken with me to the fire of the sacred in every day life and walk continually in it through unceasing, interior prayer. Learn with me how to pray in such a way that we live with a nearly continuous sense of the Holy no matter what we’re doing or where we are.
Within you’ll find God—the flame of love. And you’ll find the person you really are beneath the masks and charades, the wounds and busyness people like you and I use to prop up our aching selves.
The interior life is the way.
There’s a dawn rising within you, a holy fire burning on the hearth of your heart.