Deeper Life: Choosing to be authentic at all costs

When all the world told me to hush, be quiet, silly girl … what do you have to say about anything anyway? you’re just a ____, too this, too that, not what you should be … who is even going to care what you have to say? I chose to ignore the whole wide world […]

Unite in Prayer for the 70.8 million refugees on planet earth right now

Unless we have been forced to leave our country due to violence, persecution or natural disaster, we probably can’t imagine the struggles faced by refugees on their journey to start a new life. Through prayer, we can open our hearts to show empathy and solidarity with those, who have been so drastically impacted by circumstances […]

Gifts for the world from the heart of a stay at home mom

I am a stay-at-home mom with a global heart.  I would love to magically heal all the brokenness I see on planet earth and make everyone’s dreams come true like in a Disney movie, but I haven’t figured out how to do that yet, especially while caring for my own four kids. Running the hamster […]

Spiritual Journey: When you feel alone in your struggles

As you walk through these dark times, I want to remind you of the Light that never stops shining, the Radiance too brilliant for us to even perceive, the Love beyond our range of vision, the Grace indescribable with our words … When we can’t see or feel God’s presence, our souls can be resting […]

Spiritual Journey: When you’re called to speak out for what you believe in

When I stand, I want it to be up for those, who have been knocked down.   When I rise, I want to carry those, who haven’t been given the gift of wings.   When I speak, I want to be a voice for those, who have been silenced.   When I dig my roots […]

Journey into the heart of God with Saint Teresa of Avila

In case you haven’t noticed from my blog title, I am passionate about the power of prayer. I’ve witnessed miracles and had mystical encounters that have motivated me to reorient my entire life towards God. For the last 15 years, every time I try to go further and faster toward an external calling, I wind […]

Unite in Prayer for the humane treatment of immigrants and refugees at the border and around the world

God bless the immigrants and refugees around the world, who are being traumatized at the hands of those, who have the power to help them. Especially bless the children, who have been separated from their families at the border between Mexico and the United States. Fill their hearts with the peace that surpasses understanding, and […]

You are invited to stand in solidarity with refugees! The first official Unite in Prayer event is on August 8th …

You are invited to a Popsicle Party FUNdraiser for refugees on August 8th at 5:30 PM at Veterans Memorial Park, which is located at 1645 23rd Street in Bettendorf, Iowa. This family-friendly event is an opportunity to share summer fun and cold treats with open-hearted people like you, while expressing solidarity with refugees across the […]

Where I’m at on my spiritual journey: Finding balance as a busy mom and writer, guided by the mystics, open to the miraculous possibilities of faith

I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was a little girl. Looking back, I realize it was the first time I “just knew” something. Standing under my grandma’s painting of the last supper in her kitchen, I suddenly had that feeling of realizing deep in my bones that I was meant to be a […]