Encouragement to realize the miracle you are

You are a miracle of Light Christ’s fire radiates through your heart into everyone around you. You have the power to warm hearts, to start a wildfire of love, to spark faith, to transform lives. You are a daughter of God.   Saint Catherine of Sienna said “If you are who you should be, you […]

Deeper Life: What’s your “By Faith…” story?

Nothing is more important than this invisible jewel, this treasure, this flame inside of you. Thank God for the gift of faith, and nurture it’s growth until it overflows out of your soul like a healing balm of Divine love. By the grace of God, this morning I wandered into the book of Hebrews and […]

Simple Faith: Just hold on to your Heavenly Father’s hand, and allow Him to lead the way

All you need to do is hold on to the one, who is the Way. John 14 5-6 “Lord,” said Thomas, “we do not know where You are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus answered, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through […]

Just a Reminder: You are being carried in your Heavenly Father’s arms.

After shopping last night, I found myself without a coat, lugging 6 bags of groceries and facing the challenge of walking through a total downpour to get into my minivan. Internally, I grumbled. It was cold, I didn’t feel like getting wet, and I didn’t want to deal with soggy bags of food. At that […]

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 […]

Coming full circle into my calling as a writer and coach.

Sometimes, I struggle to take compliments because I’m not sure if I agree with them or I’m being praised for something I don’t particularly value. But one compliment I received years ago went straight into my soul like a lightbulb because it was from someone I respected and deep down, I knew it was true: “You […]

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 […]

A little twist on turning the other cheek (designed by my kindergartner)

I think there’s a fine line between being spiritual and spirited. While I sometimes see signs of deep spirituality in my kids, I can always count on them for some purely spirited shennanigans. I must admit, I learn a lot about the spunky side of faith from my little boys. I notice my youngest  has developed his own […]

The benefits of facing giants

After his basketball game this morning, my son asked “Why do I always have to guard the biggest kids?” It’s true, I noticed the same thing. My son is pretty tall too, but he always winds up matched with kids, who are a head above him. It makes it hard for him to gain any […]

Expect great things from the Lord

This week for the first and last time, all three of my sons were in the same Christmas program at school. My eldest had overcome many fears to take on a lead role, and I had volunteered to work with the kids on their lines so was personally invested in many of them-I was looking […]