The Spirit in action

Following God’s spirit is like trying to catch a squirrel. As soon as you think you know where He’s going, He changes course. After a while, you learn it’s better just to watch and learn. The more you pay attention, the more you realize how playful He is. Truly, we’re at the mercy of an unfathomable, […]

Peace in troubled times

Fiery chaos surrounds me, but You are the still waters in my soul. Through prayer, I retreat- into the silence of Your presence, and I am not burned. Thank You for the promise of Your perfect peace, and Thank You for sustaining us through it all.   Related Scripture John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; […]

Faith is simpler than we make it out to be

All God really wants is our awe and wonder at His majesty. Wherever we are, whatever we’re doing, we can stand together in spirit- at the foot of His perfect love, eternally pouring beauty into the world. Whether we’re at church or home, in the mountains or on a train- we can pay attention; we can gaze at […]

What to expect when you follow the still small voice of God

On my honeymoon in Hawaii years ago, everything was perfect except we could never figure out how to get to any of the obscure nature viewing areas we’d read about. Whenever we asked for help, the locals led us on strangely roundabout paths. One would direct us this way to a random landmark that looked like […]

Thank You God for being our rock

Lord, Thank You for the power of Your Word and Spirit. Thank You for the sacraments of Your Church.  Thank You for all the faithful, who are doing Your work in the world. Thank You for the guardian angels working on our behalf. Thank You for Your voice in our hearts. Thank You for being so […]

What I loved about taking my kids to serve the poor

They dragged their heels, they complained. They made excuses and tried to get out of it, but I’m glad I followed through and had my 10 and 8 year old sons come with me to help serve meals to the poor at a soup kitchen on Thanksgiving weekend. My kids are incredibly fortunate in every […]

Thank you for being so kind

In a world that can be cruel, I want you to know how deeply I appreciate your consistent expressions of genuine kindness. Through your authentically loving presence, thoughtful words and gestures – the purity of your intentions are deeply felt. It’s wonderful to know I can count on you to be consistently gracious, understanding and gentle. Thank […]