Deeper Life: Remaining spiritually anchored when life gets busy

I am the solid groundbeneath your feet,the sunthat doesn’t burn. I am the voltageof raw power,electric through your veins – I am. Your frettingcan’t stop mefrom being your strength – I just am. You don’thave to saythe right thingor anything at all – I am holding youin perfect love. You are anchored in the gravityof […]

You are invited to participate in a crowdsourced poem on the topic “To End the Violence.”

Words have a power to unite and heal. As a response to the violence in our Davenport and Quad Cities community – especially the recent deaths of 10-year-old Breasia Terrell, 12-year-old Devell Johnson Jr. and 14-year-old Jaman Winfrey and in hopes of a more peaceful future, I am putting together a crowdsourced poem on the […]

Prayers to Light Your Path: I prayed for change by Rumi

I prayed for change, so I changed my mind.I prayed for guidance and learned to trust myself.I prayed for happiness and realized I am not my ego.I prayed for peace and learned to accept others unconditionally.I prayed for abundance and realized my doubt kept it out.I prayed for wealth and realized it is my health.I […]

A silent retreat with friends and an opportunity to discover the joy of crowd-sourced poetry

Last weekend, a group of friends and I drove up to the Jesuit Retreat House in Osh Kosh, Wisconsin for a long-awaited weekend of silence. We spend three days being fed physically (without having to cook) and spiritually (without being able to help ourselves), while pondering the wisdom of our retreat director, wandering the gorgeous […]

Deeper Life: In the Heart of God

Slow and steady like the beating of a drum,from the depths –You call. In You,I discover a landscapethat is always responsiveyet unchanging –completely secure,yet full of surprises. You are the diamond brilliance of stars like a crown,the silky petals of a rose closing all around,the fresh blanket of snow that isn’t cold, a wellspring of […]

Spiritual Journey: When you need to shift from fear into faith

Sometimes I forget the power that livesinside of me. My heart turns to static,and I tune into anxiety,while the Kingdom of God hums patiently all around me. The truth is, I am a daughter of eternity. I can weave the frailty of my presenceinto the grandeur of Yours. I can lay my headon Your heartand […]

Deeper Life: An invitation to fully live

Daughter,I hope you dancewith the Author of Life. Feel free always,please. Sway with the tips of trees, and listen to the whispers of winds. Allow laughter to pour freely through you like a wild river of lifethrough dust,always creating something new … I hope you rest your eyes as sweet peace rises like the sun […]

Spiritual Journey: When you’re not sure what God is calling you to do

It’s true,you wouldask me to walk off the edge of a cliff,wouldn’t you? That’s how you are. I shouldn’t be surprisedby your outrageous demands at this point. Of course, you wouldn’t let me fall.You’d be there to bear me up on eagle’s wings into the dawn like always- I believe that, I really do. But […]

Spiritual Journey: When you discover the name above all names

I found You in the mud,trod upon andhiddenbut not broken –a diamond buried in a quicksand of judgement,derision, gossip, fear, indifference and lies – shining anyway,from withinjust brightly enough to catch my eye through it all –encapsulated safely in the wombof Your own power. I cleaned You and placed You gleamingon the highest shelf of […]

Unite in Prayer for Peace

The world can’t give you what you really want. Be careful about even looking out therefor too long at the chaos you can’t control – like a tornado,it will uproot your life …and send you spinning off into the distance away from everything you’ve been hoping foreven after all you’ve done. Peace startsin the basement,within […]