Spiritual Journey: Enter into the silence of prayer

Travel ever further 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 the […]

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 […]

Simple Faith: Just hold on to your Heavenly Father’s hand, and allow Him to lead the way

All you need to do is hold on to the one, who is the Way. John 14 5-6 “Lord,” said Thomas, “we do not know where You are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus answered, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through […]

Deeper Life: Realize God’s presence in the depths of your own heart

You can travel to distant galaxies and dip your toes in every ocean. You can catch all the fireflies in the universe with your bare hands and watch them rise into the distance, a marvelous display of light … You can soar through shimmering clouds into the sunrise over grand ranges of mountain majesty … […]

Why my love for the Rosary is the greatest gift I can give my daughter

My daughter’s eyes lit up, and she relaxed into my arms, gazing up at me with a look of pure awe and wonder – that’s when I realized that at one, she already loves the Rosary. Why wouldn’t she though? When I found out I was pregnant with her, the other moms in my Rosary […]

Prayer after the loss of a child

We don’t have to worry about this one anymore, adorned as she is with the stars … cradled as she is  by the rings around the moon, wrapped in radiant beams of perfect love – held in Divine Mother’s arms like a jewel. She tiptoed into our hearts and out again, a light too bright […]

Spiritual Journey: Discover the narrow path to God through parenting

If I have to shrink to become small enough to squeeze through some kind of narrow passageway into eternal life, the heart of God … I think it’s ideal for my ego to be crushed between the needs of a chubby-cheeked toddler and a son whose muddy cleats need to be scraped free yet again, […]