Just a reminder: Faith isn’t supposed to be easy

Sometimes we choose to climb mountains. We’re up for a challenge, so we buy maps and boots and join monasteries. Other times, we’re forced to climb. We’re kidnapped by heartache, left in the wilderness- alone with our prayers. Sometimes when we’re asked to walk a high road, it feels more like being left for dead. […]

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. […]

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?

Just a Reminder: God is always with you

I just want you to know I’m right here with you, always. Even when I’m the furthest thing from your mind, I’m in the air you breath- surrounding you, illuminating the atmosphere. In this moment: Can you feel the sweetness of My presence? The Truth is: you’re swimming in Love … Can you see My […]

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 […]

Spiritual Journey: When it’s time to step out on faith.

You’ll never feel ready. There’s never going to be a better time. There are no guarantees in this life. But you can count on the Truth: a step into the unknown for God leads into the Light you’re longing for. What’s stopping you? My son likes to look at the stats of my Unite in Prayer […]

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, […]

Finding beauty in the messiness of life

Who can take credit for the glamor of untamed wilderness? Meandering rivers, tangled forests, infinite shades of wildflower… I love how lavishly our Creator tosses seeds and allows them to grow freely. There’s something gorgeous about the messiness of life. If God wanted to, He could create a world full of structure and order. Instead, He created […]