Spiritual Journey: What to expect while deepening your prayer life

Sometimes, prayer is the divine experience of basking in Love, like sunshine. Other times, prayer is the divine labor of chasing fear like rats out of the kitchen. When we begin to cultivate a prayer life, we often quit because we think we’re doing something wrong when we discover how hard it is. We know […]

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 […]

Deeper Life: Cultivate a personal relationship with God

When we forget that it’s normal to have conversations with God, we get lost. But thankfully- He never stops looking for us. The more time we spend in prayer, the more we realize God’s presence is with us in a spiritual way. We don’t always feel His presence, and we certainly don’t always literally hear […]

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 […]

Spiritual Journey: When you’re feeling all alone

Loneliness is just God’s way of keeping you all to Himself. He’s like a child, who doesn’t want to share His favorites. Who else can you turn to when darkness closes in and no one’s in sight? It’s all part of His master plan … He wants to be the only shiny thing you can imagine. He wants you […]

Deeper Life: Finding peace through the power of prayer

Peace is like God wearing pajamas, cozying up next to you on the couch- basking in the fireplace glow. No matter how busy you are, peace can have a home in your heart. You can take it with you, wherever you go. The more peace you have inside, the more others will be warmed by your […]

Confessions of a mystical poet

It’s funny looking back. In spite of the fact that I went to church sometimes as a young adult, it’s the last place I would have gone to learn how to hear God’s voice. Even though I was a cradle Catholic and a definite believer in Jesus, I had never learned to integrate our faith […]

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 […]

Spiritual Journey: When you need to sneak away from the crowd

I love sneaking away from the crowd to find a quiet place, where I can gaze at the moon or lose myself in a love letter, delivered by ripples of light on the tide. I love the gentle connection between water and land, as each wave of Deep Blue Divine finds a way to splash uniquely onto earth. I will never […]