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 […]

Spiritual Journey: It’s okay to ask for help

Do you really need to lug that boulder up the mountain all by yourself? Shoulders sagging, spirit wilting in the hot sun … What would happen if you put it down for a moment and called out to your Father for help? What would happen if you opened your heart in prayer? Do you believe in […]

Spiritual Journey: When You Reach the Limits of Your Human Capabilities

When I allowed my heart to open so far, so fast that it shattered into a million tiny pieces – I didn’t realize I was making the smartest decision of my life. My love exploded into the universe like fireworks vanishing into thin air, and I experienced the gaping emptiness of my broken humanity – […]

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 […]

Spiritual Journey: Finding the courage to embrace freedom

Who are you when the shackles fall off? When the judgements, expectations and illusions clang to the ground … Who rises up? When the chains finally break and you’re free.. What does she want to do now? In this moment, with this breath… What does she love? Who does she want to be with? Where does […]

Deeper Life: Creating light out of darkness

There’s a coarse black blanket that can shroud light for a while, but it doesn’t have the power to extinguish what God created. When we pray under the cover of darkness, eventually we grow so radiant that the Creator decides it’s time to unveil His work. With dramatic flair, He pulls the dark cloak off, and we experience the reason He […]

Simple Faith: Remember to pray

Hearts are ships that can sink. When too many fears crash too fast… we can’t bail and steer at the same time … Blinded by the storms of life, will we remember to ask God for help? Will we notice how angels show up like deckhands with strong arms, buckets and a compass made of Light? Or […]

Inner Workout: Cultivating a deeper prayer life

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 […]