Simple Faith: Follow your inner compass

When you follow the whispers of Love in your heart, people might think you’re crazy – Don’t let that stop you from choosing freedom. There’s only One, who knows the way. Whether you call it spiritual GPS, intuition, angel whispers, or the still small voice of God, following interior guidance is an important part of […]

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 […]

Deeper Life: Embracing uncertainty on the spiritual path

It’s fun to imagine we’re the ones with all the answers, but we’re just like everybody else – blind, compared to God. As much as our human nature wishes it did, true faith doesn’t have all the answers. To be authentic, faith has to embrace the mystery of God. Though we can learn a lot […]

Simple Faith: Embracing Vulnerability

The armor that keeps you safe is blocking the light. Why don’t you put down that 10-ton shield, and see for yourself? The beautiful, dangerous fullness of life is waiting for you, and there’s only one way to experience it. Researcher Brene Brown said “Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. […]

Spiritual Journey: When we need to overcome a fear

 When we’re about to do something brave, the heaviness we feel is the weight of all the spirits we’re about to lift … Is there anything more inspiring than seeing someone face their fears to do something truly courageous? Doesn’t it kind of make you want to be brave too? Researcher Brene Brown says “Courage is contagious. […]

Spiritual Journey: Finding God in the brokenness of our humanity

When did the foundation of your life begin to crack? What happened that shattered your illusions once and for all? There are a million ways for our hearts to break; There are a million reasons to fall apart; And thankfully, There is one God, who rushes in to seal every fissure with Love. On the […]

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 […]

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. […]

Deeper Life: Learning to lovingly disagree with others

Do opinions need to be boxing gloves or can they be flowers? What if we’re all part of a bouquet in the hands of God? What if we each have a unique color, shape, scent and reason for being placed exactly where we are? Can we begin to see our differences as compliments to each other’s […]

Find a way to do what you loved as a child

At my son’s recent field trip to a literary festival, one of the speakers said “the happiest adults are those, who find a way to do what they loved as a child.” This caught my attention because after ten years of being a stay-at-home mom, I sent my baby to kindergarten this fall. I’m in […]