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 […]

Spiritual Journey: When we need to overcome a fear

 When we’re about to do something brave, the heaviness we feel is the weight of all the spirits we’re about to lift … Is there anything more inspiring than seeing someone face their fears to do something truly courageous? Doesn’t it kind of make you want to be brave too? Researcher Brene Brown says “Courage is contagious. […]

Simple Faith: Practice Gratitude

Saint Gianna said “The secret of happiness is to live moment by moment and to thank God for what He is sending us every day in His goodness.” What are you grateful for today?

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 […]

Encouragement to seek God in ordinary moments

God hides the ordinary. Eternity wants to be found. In this moment, will you choose to look? Thomas Merton said “To be grateful is to recognize the love of God in everything.” I agree. I don’t think God lives exclusively in church, and I don’t think spiritual experiences have to be lofty, angelic or mystical (though […]

Simple Faith: Keep Your Heart Open

If mercy is for any, it has to be for all. The poor and sick are human, just like the cruel and ruthless. If our love can’t embrace the truth about hard hearts, it’s not soft enough yet. Without mercy, justice will turn us into stone, too. Wouldn’t life be easier if everyone was kind, […]

Thank You God for the gift of true and faithful friendship

Friends are like angels with pants on, who have the power to show up in ways we can see. Friends are God’s way of reminding us that His love really is with us, even when the prayer thing isn’t working out the way we hoped.   Saint Thomas Aquinas said “There is nothing on this earth to […]

The power of moms who pray

Is there anything more powerful than a mother who prays? She doesn’t look like much, I know- on bended knee, alone But isn’t there something about a woman who opens her heart to the Lord? who is brave enough to realize her own vulnerability in loving these people so much? who is strong enough to […]

Encouragement for those, who are grieving

Sorrow is a tunnel that leads deep into the heart of our shared humanity, where we discover the mystery of God. While grieving, we can be tempted to feel alone. Even on the cross, Jesus in His humanity asked “My God, why have you abandoned me?” But the truth is found in Psalm 34 18: “The LORD […]

Prayer for my daughter before she’s born

God, thank you for the gift of this little girl, who is growing inside of me. As you shape and mold her from the very beginning of her life as part of our family, please bless her to know her worth as one of Your beloved daughters. Gift her with a healthy body and brilliant […]