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 […]

Always Remember! You are a gift, and your story matters

Beneath the rubbleof the worst thingthat ever happened to you,your biggest mistakeand the unbearable weight of your grief is the shiny gemof who you have always beenand what you are meant to create –Let’s move boulders and dig her out together.Let’s dust off the remnants of what’s passed,so she can finally baskin the Light. The […]

Deeper Life: Cultivating total transparency with God

When you pray,be openas the entirety of earth,and allow miraculous love like rainto fallinto the cracksof your dry valleys andsoak into the depths of your soil. Don’t hideyour active volcanoes from the powerthat can diffusemolten lavaand transformdusty old cratersinto reservoirs that overflow. Let grace wash away the mildew of ordinary life,and replace it with fresh […]

Spiritual Journey: When you need a little rest

Today,I am going to stop trying so hard to do it right,and I’m going to trust divine handsenoughto lay downin the valley and restfor a little while. On my backwith a patch of wildflowers growing all around me,I am going to sinkinto the deep comfortof my rootsand allow myselfto be nourishedby the depths of earthand […]

Deeper Life: Cultivate a merciful heart in a cruel world

Sometimes I wishI couldn’t see the broken heartinside the one who’s breaking me. It’s hardto digestthe poisonof another’s creation, but I can’t just get madand wash my handsclean – the problem is I’ve noticedhow crushing this world can be, how we get caught upin rip tides we didn’t see,how shaky our footing was to begin […]

Spiritual Journey: Into the Heart of Unity

At the edge of your grief and the beginning of mine,where his loneliness intersects with hers,a little ways past our illusions about how perfect this life should be –somewhere in the gorgeous, throbbing fullness of our humanity,we are going to unite – We just need to find that placewhere our joys and sorrows dance togetherunder […]

Prayers to Light Your Path: The Prayer of Saint Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:where there is hatred, let me sow love;where there is injury, pardon;where there is doubt, faith;where there is despair, hope;where there is darkness, light;where there is sadness, joy. O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seekto be consoled as to console,to be understood as to […]

Spiritual Journey: When you’re facing a threatening situation

When life feels like a freight train coming at me too fastto escape, I am grateful for the abilityto weave my small selfinto Your grandeur and hold on tightto the mysterythat unitesmy little storywith Your eternal onethat takes everything into accountand leaves no onebehind. Your strength becomes my own,and I borrow your powerto stand in […]

Encouragement to persevere in the silence of contemplative prayer

Sometimesthe revelationcomes quietly. The door opens a crack,and the Light slips in like a cat. When no one’s looking, you’re given a realization that purrs. No one needs to feel the warmth of what God is doing in your heart for it to be real. Even you may be obliviousto the Lightthat tiptoes inand chases […]

Prayers to Light Your Path: Patient Trust by Teihard de Chardin

Above all, trust in the slow work of God.We are quite naturally impatient in everything to reach the end without delay.We should like to skip the intermediate stages.We are impatient of being on the way to something unknown, something new. And yet it is the law of all progressthat it is made by passing through […]