Encouragement to step into the Light of Christ

I am taking off my sunglasses. I am stepping out of the shadows. I want to see this glistening, golden, gorgeous Light for myself … I want to know: Can I keep my eyes open in the face of God’s Glory? How much of this Radiant Love can I stand? At 5 months old, it’s […]

Simple Faith: Spend time with the Lord every morning

He pours Light like coffee into our souls. He awakens us again and again to what’s real. All He needs is an invitation, an open heart, a prayer.    2 Corinthians 4:18 “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what […]

Power of Prayer: How the Divine Mercy Chaplet healed my broken heart

If you could glimpse into my soul, you’d see a cavernous scar chiseled by darkness and filled with rays of glorious Light. You’d see my deepest wound stitched with radiant threads, golden and sealed with the grace of Divine Mercy. Who would I be without Your generosity, Lord? Where would I be without the depths […]

Pure Guidance: A Thomas Merton prayer for when you feel lost …

Have you ever found yourself praying for clarity on the next step you should take in life, without receiving the answers you’re hoping for?    I sure have.    The more clearly I intend to surrender my life to God’s will, the more I am asked to relinquish control of my choices. On my spiritual […]

Special Blessing for a child

Heavenly Father, bless this precious, beloved child of Yours. Fill his mind, body, spirit and soul with so much of Your Divine Love that it flows like a river of Life through his thoughts, through his words, through his choices, through his talents, and through his faithful presence in the lives of others, ever more […]

The power of moms who pray

Is there anything more powerful than a mother who prays? She doesn’t look like much, I know- on bended knee, alone But isn’t there something about a woman who opens her heart to the Lord? who is brave enough to realize her own vulnerability in loving these people so much? who is strong enough to […]

Spiritual Journey: When it’s time to step out on faith.

You’ll never feel ready. There’s never going to be a better time. There are no guarantees in this life. But you can count on the Truth: a step into the unknown for God leads into the Light you’re longing for. What’s stopping you? My son likes to look at the stats of my Unite in Prayer […]

Prayer for my daughter before she’s born

God, thank you for the gift of this little girl, who is growing inside of me. As you shape and mold her from the very beginning of her life as part of our family, please bless her to know her worth as one of Your beloved daughters. Gift her with a healthy body and brilliant […]

Unite in Prayer for Teachers

Thank You God for the gift of every single teacher, who truly cares about our young people. Please bless educators in a special way today. Help them to feel appreciated for all they do for our kids on a daily basis. Build a supportive, encouraging community around every teacher, Lord. Move mountains to provide them with […]

When dreaming big pays off

I have a son, who is a born dreamer. When he saw his first NBA basketball game, he fell in love with the glory that can be found in sports. He spends a fair share of time fantasizing about breakaway slam dunks and half court buzzer beaters. I cringe when his fantasizing comes across more […]