Stepping into the world, and God, with bare feet

Stepping into the world, and God, with bare feet - Leah Perrault

On giving thanks: practising gratitude when we are desperate for grace

Several years ago I found myself face down on my office floor crying, trapped in a darkness of depression only I could see.

Do you know that God is delighted with you?

On a particularly strange day this spring, three separate voices brought me the same message: “God is delighted with you.

Trusting time: holding on with open hands

What if we are made to thirst for a timelessness that cannot be satiated in time? What if this restlessness does not need to be rejected? What if I can love myself and others and be loved even when I have ridiculous expectations that are not being met?

Finding the ‘one thing’: on embracing and celebrating growth

As a way of embracing the imperfection of gradual growth these days, I am doing the one thing that lies before me, and trying to do it with gentleness.

"I will let God" - Practising the art of letting go

This week a friend reached out to me with an overwhelming situation. Flippantly, I said, “Sounds like you have some letting go to do.

Fanning the flame of freedom in the face of comparison

Comparison is a fence I lock myself in willingly, rejecting outright the freedom that I was created for and creating a false sense of safety by isolation.

Plowing the way for peace…with mercy

Plowing the way for peace…with mercy - Leah Perrault

Fumbling words for wandering in the darkness…

Fumbling words for wandering in the darkness… - Leah Perrault

Embracing the holy work of [Christmas] Incarnation

Embracing the holy work of [Christmas] Incarnation - Leah Perrault

Holding onto hope and mittened hands

Hope is an elusive thing. My soul needs it like my body needs water – hour after hour and day after day. Sometimes I forget where hope is.

The surprising power of gentleness

For a long time, just the word gentle made me uncomfortable. Gentle sounded like a noun, whose synonym was doormat.

Stepping willingly into the waves of mercy

There’s a lot of talk about mercy in the church right now, and in all generations, but especially this year, thanks to Pope Francis.

Dying to practice: Living when I do not know and cannot see

I remember being an eager child, dying to practice all the things I was learning, from math to music, skipping to science.

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