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 […]

Simple Faith: Embrace the present moment

When a brilliant ray falls from the sky like a beam of love to light your path, be there to see it. When a stream of golden sunshine arrives Divine, just to warm your skin for a moment- be there to feel it. Do you ever wonder why life is so dazzling sometimes? Are you curious? […]

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, […]

The healing power of divine love

When given a chance, the Sun melts ice every. single. time. No matter how thick and frozen the heart, keep praying – slowly but surely, the Light does the job. Love is the most powerful force on earth. Sure, people have free will to reject even our most heartfelt intentions. And often, we need to […]

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 […]

Deeper life: Responding to adversity with faith

When the dust of this wild life settles and you can finally see clearly – when you look in a mirror, will you like what you see? Will you shine brighter than you did before the storm? One thing is for sure: in this world, we will face obstacles. In spite of our best intentions, […]

Deeper Life: The power of presence

When we’re deeply rooted in God, there’s nothing to do … no motion, no words. In the silence, we can stand tall and strong like oaks, providing shelter for others. Our loving presence is enough to send oxygen into the atmosphere. When’s the last time someone was there just for you? With no agenda or needs of […]

How to stop taking criticism and judgement personally

The other day at a local science museum, my kids discovered a talking robot that uses facial recognition software to interact with people. When they pressed they button, the human-ish looking robot said “look into my eyes and smile.” Then, after making some random electronic computing sounds, it declared  with authority what their age and […]

Simple Faith: Encounter God in ordinary

God hides the ordinary. Eternity wants to be found. In this moment, what are you looking for? 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, […]