Embracing the fullness of my messy, miraculous life

This is the road of authenticity – one day rocky, another smooth. It’s easy to love the sand squishing between our toes, hot sun warming our souls … storms are another story. One way or another, we need to believe in the Light that never stops shining behind clouds and radiates always deep inside. This is the […]

The simple path to peace … what Unite in Prayer is all about

If we’d all tune in and listen deeply enough to the Perfect Quiet inside, we’d all know the Way, the Truth and the Light for ourselves … We could wander in a trillion different directions and remain One, united beyond time and space, free like children playing, knowing what to do without making any sense. We’d […]

Spiritual Journey: When there’s an obstacle you need to overcome

It’s easy to stay here, wandering the periphery of life … avoiding the big feelings – hiding from the truth. But how do you really feel about an option that leads nowhere? Everything you really want is on the other side of what you don’t. The only way around is through … A life of […]

Coming full circle into my calling as a writer and coach.

Sometimes, I struggle to take compliments because I’m not sure if I agree with them or I’m being praised for something I don’t particularly value. But one compliment I received years ago went straight into my soul like a lightbulb because it was from someone I respected and deep down, I knew it was true: “You […]

Inner Workout: For when your prayers aren’t answered

When we don’t get what we think we want, it’s time to dig deep and find the Source of awe and patience inside. The Truth is hard and beautiful, worth infinitely more than your time. He’s crafting something better than you can even imagine right now. When will your heart be open enough to receive it? Unanswered […]

Spiritual Journey: When You Don’t Know Which Way to Turn

When we can’t see the path ahead, God is in the fog. Once we realize how the Light lives in our hearts, only fear is impossible. No matter how strong we are in our relationship with Our Creator, we all feel confused on our spiritual journey sometimes. With so many opinions and options swirling around, […]

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. […]

Simple Faith: Learning to trust

I didn’t want to take your hand. I didn’t want to follow you. Again and again, I called You back into the comfort I believed in. But there was no stopping You. In the end, I realized I couldn’t truly live without You. In the end, I ran after You – past everything I’d known, through my fears […]