Renée Miller

Renée Miller

The Rev. Canon Renée Miller is a writer, conference leader and Episcopal priest who has served parishes and dioceses in both the southern and western United States. Now living in Monterey, California, Renée grew up in the desert and calls herself a "desert spirit."  She finds that she learns from the desert and that its landscape provides her with the expanse to be enveloped in the Divine Presence.


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Selected Bibliography:
Daily Vitamins for the Soul
Fertile Soil in a Barren Land: A Desert Odyssey for the Soul (an book)

Articles by this Author

What is holiness?

How to Recognize the Holy Spirit in Your Life

Celebrating Our Beginnings

How can I live a life of faith?

What if I don't know how to pray?

Is it all right to be spiritual without being religious?

Creating a Sacred Space

Your Will Be Done, on Earth as in Heaven

For the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory are Yours, Now and Forever

Morning Prayer

Night-time Prayer

Healing Prayer

When in Doubt

A Prayer of Gratitude

When You're Feeling Depressed

Balancing Work and Leisure

When You're Feeling Down

Deepening Spiritual Bonds in Marriage

Challenging Your Belief System

Making Decisions

When You're Troubled by Doubt

When You're Feeling Spiritually Dry

Fear of Dying

The Gratitude Glass

Reversing Holiday Sadness

Dealing with a Meddling In-Law

Fear of God's Judgment

Prayer and Doubt

New Beginnings

When a Relationship is Ending

Knowing if You're in the Right Church

When It Seems Your Prayers Are Unanswered

Hearing God's Voice

Why We Pray

Imagine it. We might see God.

In the Fullness of Time

Do spiritual practices that are most often associated with Eastern religions have a place in the lives of Christians?

Using Music to hear the Holy

Morning Prayer

Jesus Is Here, Resurrecting Cracked and Broken Hearts

Parting the Clouds

How Could It Happen?

Easter Moments

Night-time Prayer

Healing Prayer

Prayer of Thanks and Gratitude

Prayer for Times of Doubt

True In-Dependence

Slipping into Simplicity

Creating a Sacred Space

Simplicity of Time

Simplicity of Activity

Mindfulness Movements

Finding the Kingdom of God

The Energy of Mindfulness

Taking Refuge in God

The Practice of Mindfulness

Choose Contentment

Taking a Spiritual Breather

What If You're Not Thankful?

Waiting with Awareness

Thinking of Angels

You, Too, Can Be a Star!

Christmas Prayer

A Language Without Words

We Could All Use a Miracle

Guided Prayer for Anxious Times

Find Your Focus

Valentine's Day Prayer Service

Embracing Change

How can a loving God allow for the horrific destruction of natural disasters?

Spiritual Evolution

Bypassing the Thoughts that Distract Us

Reclaiming Your True Self Through Prayer

A Process for Beginning a Spiritual Practice

The Easter Way of Life

What If You're Not Thankful

Getting Ready for Christmas

Loving Those Who Have Hurt Us

Drama Redux

Lonely on Valentine's Day

Consumed by Anger

The Untamed Soul

How to Love Unconditionally

Letting Go

Finding God in Silence

The Value of Doubt

Keeping Balanced

Getting Used to Disappointment

Feeling Anxious

Lowering the Curtain on Drama

Five Ways to Maximize Your Money

Losing Weight

The Rice Krispie Treat Diet

Confessions of a Procrastinator

Seducing Happiness

Dove Chocolate Inspiration

Even Cars Are Holy

Hidden Power

Approval and Affirmation


The Longing We Can't Ignore

Parts of the Whole

Living and Dying

Our Stains Washed Away

Forgiving Ourselves

Deleting Our Sins

Witnessing the Holy

The Present Moment

Dispelling Judgment

Ears and Eyes Open

The Opposite of Agitation

What We Say

Listening to Anger

Sanctified Lives

Hidden Treasure


Your Light

Higher Power

Living in the Now

On the Lookout for Grace



A Time Alone

The Bountiful Grace of God

Called by Name

Removing Stones

The Goodness of a Word

God's Clock

Hope Is Not Lost

Replacing Worry with Prayer

Remaining Faithful

A Place of Peace

Guided Prayer for Anxious Times

The Holy Household

Guarding Our Words

Introduction to Praying for Others

Sharing This Life