Journey into the heart of God with Saint Teresa of Avila

In case you haven’t noticed from my blog title, I am passionate about the power of prayer. I’ve witnessed miracles and had mystical encounters that have motivated me to reorient my entire life towards God. For the last 15 years, every time I try to go further and faster toward an external calling, I wind […]

Journey into the Heart of God with Saint Catherine of Siena

St. Catherine of Siena was a fourth century mystic, activist, and author, who had a great influence on Italian literature and is one of the first women to be named a Doctor of the Catholic church. She is famous for saying “If you are who you should be, you will set the whole world on […]

Simple Faith: Seeking God’s Wisdom in Silence

Again, I resist the pressure to mold myself into the shape of a life I can see. Again, I refuse to be controlled by the chaotic voices swirling around me. Again, I choose to turn down the volume of this crazy world and enter into the silence beyond reason, where I discover the sweet eternal […]

Deeper Life: Learning to Trust the Spirit of God

It’s okay to follow the path paved with peace. Sweetness leads to more of the same. love to love, joy to joy – miracles to ever more remarkable acts of God. Has frustration ever healed anyone you know? or even cleared a traffic jam? Next time you’re stuck, take a deep breath and remember Who has the power […]

Deeper Life: Cultivate an Eternal Perspective

If it wasn’t for darkness, we’d never see the glorious workings of Light. Our struggles are a stage for God to dance in on and dazzle us with His brilliant performance. Someday, we’ll live together in His kingdom … basking in Pure Radiance- grateful we risked everything to experience the contrast here. Matthew 4:16 “The people […]

Spiritual Journey: Discovering grace in heartache

When the wrapping paper is darkness and your eyes are blinded by tears, how will you recognize a gift from God for what it is? What will convince you to tug on that black ribbon and see what’s inside for yourself? Will you hear the angels whisper? Will you feel them take your hands? Will you […]

Deeper Life: After the loss of a loved one

When the Light we’ve been depending on goes out, we have a choice: surrender to darkness or find a way to Shine. When we lose the relationships that help us feel connected to God, it can feel like the rug has been pulled out from underneath us. The grieving process can bring out the worst […]

Embracing the fullness of my messy, miraculous life

This is the road of authenticity – one day rocky, another smooth. It’s easy to love the sand squishing between our toes, hot sun warming our souls … storms are another story. One way or another, we need to believe in the Light that never stops shining behind clouds and radiates always deep inside. This is the […]

Spiritual Journey: When You Don’t Know Which Way to Turn

When we can’t see the path ahead, God is in the fog. Once we realize how the Light lives in our hearts, only fear is impossible. No matter how strong we are in our relationship with Our Creator, we all feel confused on our spiritual journey sometimes. With so many opinions and options swirling around, […]

Deeper Life: The art of surrender

We forget to thank the grape, while drinking the wine – but He’s the one, who can teach us how to surrender. Sometimes, we’re called to be crushed for the sake of another. Sometimes in our walk of faith, we are called to “turn the other cheek” for the greater good of God’s plan. Jesus […]