Tag Archives: prayer

Dealing with Distractions while Praying

I live in a busy household. With three sons and my wife, there are always lots of things going on which can make getting some quiet prayer time a bit of a challenge. I prefer a quiet time in the early morning - it helps me start the day well, focused and with purpose. Obviously,…
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The Welcoming Prayer

Have you ever felt like you are being ambushed by stress, fear, worry, and anxiety?  Sometimes the unpleasant feelings can be so overwhelming, making it very difficult to get a proper perspective, focus on the tasks at hand and make good decisions.  Here is a useful tool for dealing with these feelings. The Welcoming Prayer…
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All about Heart :: Michael Rose

Meet Michael Rose, the founder and Director of IamSignificant.ca.  In this short video Michael introduces IamSignificant.ca at it's very foundations- Heart.  Michael gives a brief overview of the resources available with IamSignificant.ca and also explains Christian Life Coaching and Spiritual Direction for cultivating more, vibrant meaningful lives.  Get a fuller picture of the heart that infuses IamSignificant.ca and…
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Finding God in Real Life

The great philosopher Soren Kierkegaard once suggested that life is best understood looking backwards, but it must be lived forwards. A conundrum for sure, for how many of us would like to know how things will work out before we start instead of afterwards! Regardless, while we can’t know every last detail of our future,…
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The Breath of God

I have been experimenting with video and various ways of sharing faith.  These often take the forms of rich ancient thoughts and practices which have been a blessing in my own life. Explore the idea of breath - specifically the breath of God and how God breathes life into us. Explore along with Michael how…
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Poetry as a Prayer Catalyst

Have you ever seen those frustrating pictures?  You know the ones. The kind that if you stare at them long enough and hard enough, from the right angle and you will see a hidden image?  I always find these frustrating because naturally, I tend to take things at face value but if I’m not careful,…
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Devotion Untangled

Rhythms of the Heart -  In this video edition, Michael explores the role of devotion or spiritual practices for your unique life.  Because each person is uniquely created, one size DOESN"T fit all!   Unchain yourself from unhealthy religious obligation and practices which may just not be a good fit for you and your spiritual journey.…
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Overcoming Prayer Distractions

If you are like me, you have times of prayer where your thoughts are all over the map!  “Our Father, who art in heaven,... what should we have for dinner tonight? hallowed be your name... oh, I have to get that contract signed...”  Prayer distractions seem to be a chronic issue in the prayer lives…
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A Love that Changes Everything

As anyone who has spent any time with me or visiting any of our sites can attest, my passion is all about love.  Many folks will speak about having a life message – for some this is justice, could be mercy, mission, business, ethics, etc.  For me, my passion is love – specifically divine love…
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Prayer: Ignation Contemplation

This video with Jim Martin SJ provides a brief introduction to Ignatian style of prayer called Contemplation.  This is a rich, creative and very powerful way to experience God in prayer through the scriptures.  Martin describes in very simple terms how we can enter into the stories of the Gospel using our imagination and gain a greater…
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