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 […]

Never look back …

Loneliness is just God’s way of keeping you all to Himself. He’s like a child, who doesn’t want to share His favorites. Who else can you turn to when darkness closes in and no one’s in sight? It’s all part of His master plan … He wants to be the only shiny thing you can imagine. He wants you […]

You can take it with you

Peace is like God wearing pajamas, cozying up next to you on the couch- basking in the fireplace glow. No matter how busy you are, peace can have a home in your heart. You can take it with you, wherever you go. The more peace you have inside, the more others will be warmed by your […]

When you’re asked to walk a high road

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 we’re being left for […]

Always here

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 […]

Confessions of a mystical poet

It’s funny looking back. In spite of the fact that I went to church sometimes as a young adult, it’s the last place I would have gone to learn how to hear God’s voice. Even though I was a cradle Catholic and a definite believer in Jesus, I had never learned to integrate our faith […]