Spiritual Journey: When the rug gets pulled out from beneath you

I am rising up beneath you,I am cushioning your fall. I am lifting off your burdens,I am filling you with love. I am welling up inside youlike a warm familiar song. I am wrapping you in angels –I am holding you so close. I am whispering my secrets,I am shining in the dark. I am […]

How to pray when it feels like your world is falling apart

In You,I find a river of goldI can swim in – healing lava,molten miracles, a glorious unfoldingof safe passageways through the wild –transformationand peace. Lately, it has felt like the sky is falling. But thankfully, the sky has not fallen. My kids are my sunshine, my recompense, my delight, my joy. I’m a mom, what […]

Deeper Life – Through darkness into Light

Lord,lead us quickly through this dark passagewayinto Life. I’m just askingfor a little heaven,here on earth. Be with us now – our resurrection,our abundant life –You promised. John 10 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. Our […]

Deeper Life: How radical is your faith?

Go ahead, and throw your mud into my water –your stones too. This river is going to keep on flowing downfrom further up than we can seebeyond the clouds- pristine and pure,sunshine mixed with stardust, grace and power –and it won’t ever stop pouring into this wilderness,softening the rough edges of jagged rocks,creating a path […]

Simple Faith: How to be fierce and free.

I danced with Lightning,and I couldn’t stop laughing. He was so wild! As we zig zag bounded across the sky, something heavy lifted off me,and I became Lightning too – fierce and free,like I am now. Never forget: Take timeto dancewith whoyou want to be. We become, who we dance with. Okay, that’s a little […]

For those, who are grieving right now

When your life becomes a shadow of its former self,an aching pit howling in the center of your chest,a desperate gasping for each breath,a with-all-you’ve-got willing of yourself to take the next step. When you becomean empty longing for the Light,barely afloat in an endless black pool with no stars hovering aboveand no beacons of […]

Stand Tall Anyway. Catching my breath after yet another horrific mass shooting …

There are no words,just this grief that isn’t minebut is at the same time. How can I live in a world like this, where I can’t controlwho allows black oil to pump through their veins –slippery rage,explosive blindness …How does a handsome young man become a murderous machine? How do I breathe as the magnitude […]

Embracing the miracle of our interconnectedness across time and space

Hey, you with the silver hair and the heavy heart –I am taking you with me.Up to the heightsold friend,brother,you.Yes, you –Just let goof the shackles, and rise with me.Can you see they are falling off?Can you feel the shift in the atmosphere?I’ll wait as long as it takes for you to realize – I’m […]

Spiritual Journey: Listen to the deep callings of your soul, no matter what.

There is something in methat simply won’t takeanother step. It’s like a shaggy black dog on a hot day in my soul,and it just. won’t. move. When I feel my deep heart pantingfor a glass of water, some shade,and someone to carry me home –I have learned it’s best to listen. I don’t want to […]

Encouragement for when you’re feeling buried alive in life’s struggles

Beneath the boulders,I am with you. I see how heavy they are, how trapped you feel,how powerless you are to escape this burden. I am with youas you peek through the cracks into the light and wonder what sunshine would feel like on your forehead again. I am with you as you struggle against the […]