How did Praying with Mandalas come about? Was it something you had thought about doing for a long time or a sudden inspiration?
About three years ago I began a new ministry called Belly of the Whale Spiritual Direction and Retreat Ministries. The serious story behind the silly name: When Jonah was in the belly of the whale, he prayed, reconnected with God, and gained the strength to step back into the world and be who God had called him to be. That is the essence of spiritual direction and spiritual formation retreats—we pray, reconnect with God, and