Spiritual Journey: When You Reach the Limits of Your Human Capabilities

When I allowed my heart to open so far, so fast that it shattered into a million tiny pieces – I didn’t realize I was making the smartest decision of my life. My love exploded into the universe like fireworks vanishing into thin air, and I experienced the gaping emptiness of my broken humanity – […]

Simple Faith: Acknowledge Christ’s presence in ordinary moments

Today You came in the shape of an infant heavy on my chest. the sweet smell of her skin, the warm deep of her breath, the gentle lull into invisible bliss… the tangible connection to eternal calm – Sweet Spirit of God, You are always with me. always real, always pure, always Divine … in the silence […]

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? […]

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?

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 […]

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 […]

Simple Faith: Following the promptings of the Spirit

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, […]

Simple Faith: 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; […]

Simple Faith: Marvel at God’s creation

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 […]