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 […]

Deeper Life: Claim the truth of who God created you to be

Today I’m running back in time, combing the fields of my life and uprooting all the weeds that grew from seeds of not enough. Seeds I threw into the wind before realizing how fast my beliefs could overtake reality… Today, I’m replacing lies with the fertile soil of God’s word and little buds of Truth. […]

How prayer cultivates unity

In case you can’t tell by the title of my blog, I have a heart for bringing people together. I struggle with the negative impact divisive political and religious discourse is having on our society. I want to use my voice to spread uplifting messages that help people connect to God and each other in […]

Will you open the door?

God doesn’t care if you’re still in pajamas or how long its been since you washed your hair. Every day, He shows up with an expectant grin to knock on the door of your soul. He waits patiently with a bouquet of roses, heart-shaped balloons and a flash mob of angels at His disposal, fully […]

Deep down, we know

When someone tries to impose their cookie cutter beliefs on us, we cringe for a reason. We can’t bear to be sliced apart from our natural connection with God. Some people think they know what’s best for us, but Deep down, we know what we need to protect. Deep down, we know our Creator doesn’t […]

Crafted

If we could see the glistening threads of grace, the translucent stitches, and the angels zipping around making sure everyone holds together, we would realize this seemingly chaotic world is actually united by strands of pure love, crafted by the hand of God with wisdom beyond our capacity to fully appreciate.

Stealth graces

Where words are too clumsy to go, prayers move secretly like ninjas over barbed wire fences, past guard dogs of broken hearts, around locked doors of raw vulnerability into tiny windows of hope that were left open a smidgen, almost sarcastically: as if angels are going to save me from this grim reality. I know the truth. […]

Pure gifts

Babies are reminders of the innocence God used to create us. I can’t believe He lets us cradle pure love in our arms. He must really trust the process of life. He must really believe we can all come back to the truth of who we are.