Spiritual Journey: Through the seasons of life

When it’s been winter for so long you’ve forgotten the smell of flowers, the color of grass and the whisper of a warm breeze … When earth has been frozen for so long, you’ve forgotten your aversion to the bitter cold and found your peace in the barren wasteland … When you’ve embraced the palette […]

Pure Guidance: A Thomas Merton prayer for when you feel lost …

Have you ever found yourself praying for clarity on the next step you should take in life, without receiving the answers you’re hoping for?    I sure have.    The more clearly I intend to surrender my life to God’s will, the more I am asked to relinquish control of my choices. On my spiritual […]

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 – […]

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 […]

Deeper Life: Slowing down to acknowledge God’s presence

Whose voice is that frantically rushing you out the door? Who is pressuring you to abandon your sense of calm? Who is banging that obnoxious drum? YOU. SHOULD. DO. MORE. Is it the Prince of Peace, whose voice is still and small? Is it your Heavenly Father, who abandons fear for love? Beneath the clamor of this […]

Spiritual Journey: Rising above traumatic experiences.

The darkness that was meant to destroy you is your path now. You need to climb up this black mountain. Through anger into forgiveness and wisdom… Find your power. Learn to live in fierce solidarity with the Truth. Walk with your victorious God one step into the Light at a time. Rise above it all. Shine on the […]

Spiritual Journey: The dark night of the soul

When God promises you a sunrise, don’t be surprised when He leads you through a pitch black night. The compass He gave you isn’t broken. It wasn’t a mistake to leave everything else behind. You were right to embark on this great adventure. Don’t let the ache in your soul stop you or the lack, […]

Deeper Life: Creating light out of darkness

There’s a coarse black blanket that can shroud light for a while, but it doesn’t have the power to extinguish what God created. When we pray under the cover of darkness, eventually we grow so radiant that the Creator decides it’s time to unveil His work. With dramatic flair, He pulls the dark cloak off, and we experience the reason He […]

Encouragement! For when life has crushed your spirits

When life knocks us off our horses and tramples us into the mud, it’s easy to forget about God. Next time you’re crushed and defeated, I hope you lift your eyes and Remember: He wants you to rise.