Just a reminder: Faith isn’t supposed to be easy

Sometimes we choose to climb mountains. We’re up for a challenge, so we buy maps and boots and join monasteries. Other times, we’re forced to climb. We’re kidnapped by heartache, left in the wilderness- alone with our prayers. Sometimes when we’re asked to walk a high road, it feels more like being left for dead. […]

Deeper Life: Clearing internal blocks to freedom

If you take the time to remove each stone one by one, a doubt and fear at a time – gradually, the Living Waters will begin to flow more freely through you. If you want to experience the bubbling joy of infinite Divine Love, heavy lifting pays off. Jesus said “He who believes in Me, as the […]

The transformational power of prayer

Like a stone at the seashore, waves of God’s love crash over me, smoothing away my rough edges. Mother Teresa said “I used to think prayer changes things. Now I know prayer changes us, and we change things.” Let’s face it! We all have a lot of work to do to reach our full potential […]

Just a Reminder: God is always with you

I just want you to know I’m right here with you, always. Even when I’m the furthest thing from your mind, I’m in the air you breath- surrounding you, illuminating the atmosphere. In this moment: Can you feel the sweetness of My presence? The Truth is: you’re swimming in Love … Can you see My […]

Deeper Life: Slowing down to acknowledge God’s presence

Whose voice is that frantically rushing you out the door? Who is pressuring you to abandon your sense of calm? Who is banging that obnoxious drum? YOU. SHOULD. DO. MORE. Is it the Prince of Peace, whose voice is still and small? Is it your Heavenly Father, who abandons fear for love? Beneath the clamor of this […]

Simple Faith: Cultivating friendship with God

Prayer is a cup of coffee with our Creator, who loves us perfectly. We become the average of the five people we spend the most time with. Today, I encourage you to ask yourself: Is Jesus on your top five list? Saint Teresa of Avila said “Prayer is nothing more than spending a long time […]

Glimmers of heaven

I used to wonder about the darkness. I was obsessed with how it consumed some people and transformed them into cold cruelty, unyielding hardness. The answers settled into my bones as shadows, textures of despair- thick hopelessness, futility like a fog. What’s the point of shining in this world? Now I wonder about the light. […]

Beauty in the ashes

It’s hard to see beauty when she’s dancing in the ashes of our broken dreams. But with chubby cheeks covered in soot, she’s always there kicking up dust, revealing an eternal perspective, which can be hidden but not destroyed.

Easier in the long run

In the beginning, prayer can feel like digging trenches- hard and tedious. What’s the point? But if you stick with prayer long enough, it can become more like discovering a secret passage … a river, flowing deep beneath our ordinary lives. You can bathe in healing waters and allow God to peacefully deliver you into His promise for your […]