All posts by: Jackie Trottmann

  • What are the odds of you being you?

What are the Odds of You Being You?

The Powerball Jackpot hit a record $2 billion… $2,000,000,000 – I had to write how many 0’s that is. I can count the number of times I’ve purchased lottery tickets....
  • Jackie Trottmann How Meditation Quieted My Mind and Changed My Relationship with God

How Meditation Quieted My Mind and Changed My Relationship with God

If you grew up in the Christian faith, like I did, you probably weren’t introduced to meditation as a spiritual practice to quiet your mind and to deepen your relationship...
  • Ever Wish You Had a Crystal Ball?

Do You Ever Wish You Had a Crystal Ball?

In the past, I sometimes wished, ever so briefly, that I had a crystal ball. The fleeting desire was to relieve the anxiety that comes with not knowing how things...
  • Could You Be Grieving and Not Know It

Can You Be Grieving and Not Know It?

As a spiritual director, I have the sacred opportunity to listen to people as they share what is on their hearts. The last two people I’ve directed have had a...
  • Digital Distractions that Rob Attention

To What Are You Giving Your Attention?

I had to ask this to what are you giving your attention question after making dinner. It’s fair to say that I’ve made rice hundreds of times, probably as many...

Why You Need to Create Space

The older I get, the more claustrophobic I become. I’m not sure why. But it’s not only physically that I need more space, but my soul demands it. Do you...
  • A Spiritual Coping Strategy for Anxiety, Anger, Worry, and Overwhelm

Spiritual Coping Strategy for Anxiety, Anger, Worry, and Overwhelm

This spiritual coping strategy can instantly calm anxiety, anger, worry and overwhelm. I would not describe myself as a worrier, anxious, irritated, or angry. I can be overwhelmed from time...

Putting Rest On Your To-Do List

With all the daily demands of life, I would venture to guess that you are not putting rest on your to-do list. On this blog I talk about living life...
  • Friends Sitting At the Beach

Are You a True Friend?

I was in the advertising business for 30 years. During that time, I made a lot of friends. One of the people I had met early on had lost his...

Can God Steal Your Peace?

There are a lot of things that can steal your peace: Soaring prices Health challenges Conflicts with family, friends, and employees/employers Uncertainty of any kind The list goes on. But...