Inner Workout: Persevere in prayer through heartache

If you search in the darkest parts of the ache and keep vigil, watching, waiting, opening your heart in prayer … inviting Love to work Her glorious way through everything else going on in there … one day, you’ll notice something that shimmers in the shadows, a glitter, a gold, a presence, a peace, a […]

For those who are grieving, lonely or struggling with difficult family dynamics through the holidays …

There is a greater love than the one you can see right now. There is a greater joy than the one you can feel. There is a greater celebration happening all around you, just beyond this thin veil… You are not alone in the crowd. You are not forgotten in this season of Light. You […]

Deeper Life: What’s your “By Faith…” story?

Nothing is more important than this invisible jewel, this treasure, this flame inside of you. Thank God for the gift of faith, and nurture it’s growth until it overflows out of your soul like a healing balm of Divine love. By the grace of God, this morning I wandered into the book of Hebrews and […]

Unite in Prayer: How to plan a candlelight prayer vigil

Last year around this time, I organized a candlelit prayer vigil for a friend, whose unborn child was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. It was a beautiful opportunity to gather as a community and focus on Christ’s ever-present light in the darkness of what they were going through and what at some point in life, […]

Pray the Gospel: Create a path in our hearts, Lord

Create a path in my heart, Lord. Remove the stones, the brambles, the debris … I want to make space for Infinite Love to roam freely here, in me.   Gospel Mt 3:1-12 John the Baptist appeared, preaching in the desert of Judea and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!” It […]

Spiritual Journey: Enter into the silence of prayer

Travel ever more deeply into the silence until it settles into your heart, into your thoughts, into your bones … like an unshakable peace, a place you can go … a strength capable of carrying you through storms, a story you can tell, a song you can sing, a love you can pour out into […]

Pray the Gospel: Wake me up to the glory of Your presence, Lord

Wake me up to the glory of Your presence, Lord – I want to be ready for You. Gospel Mt 24:37-44 Jesus said to his disciples: “As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. In those days before the flood, they were eating […]

Deeper Life: Shift your focus toward God

I bask in the grandeur of Your Light because I depend on You for growth. Like a plant needs the sun, we need the Light of Christ to grow and reach our full potential. As we bask in that pure Light and love of Christ through prayer, we can become increasingly aware of areas inside […]

Pray the Gospel: “Jesus, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.”

In glory where You belong, will You hold me in Your thoughts? Will You lift me into Your heavenly embrace? Gospel of Luke Chapter 23 Verses 35-43: The rulers sneered at Jesus and said, “He saved others, let him save himself if he is the chosen one, the Christ of God.” Even the soldiers jeered […]

Spiritual Journey: From people pleasing to God pleasing

Eternity, cradle me in this moment. Divine Love, hold me in Your arms. Attune my soul to Your perspective. Teach me to Live from the deep heart and infinite wellspring of Your wisdom. I am on a spiritual journey from people-pleaser to God-pleaser. I’ve come a long way, but I’m pretty sure this will be […]