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. […]

Simple Faith: Cultivating friendship with God

Prayer is a cup of coffee with our Creator, who loves us perfectly. We become the average of the five people we spend the most time with. Today, I encourage you to ask yourself: Is Jesus on your top five list? Saint Teresa of Avila said “Prayer is nothing more than spending a long time […]

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, […]

My experience with vision boarding as a form of prayer

When I was younger, I turned to God to get what I wanted out of life. I was educated and had always been a caring, hard working and relatively well behaved person, but I noticed in the adult world, those weren’t necessarily the characteristics required to achieve happiness. Things just seemed to mysteriously work out […]

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 […]

Angels in the laundry

I think angels are like children- always innocent, always trying to get our attention when we think we’re too busy to play. I think angels are like children- sometimes hiding with a grin under the laundry we need to fold, hoping to pounce and make us smile. I think angels are like children – sometimes […]

After the death of a child

Devastated by the loss of a child, we find ourselves searching the heavens for answers. I know you can’t feel it right now, but can you see the beauty in all these hearts opening to the mysteries of Divine Love? They’re blooming like flowers, basking in a Light that’s helping them grow. I want you to […]

Where we get derailed on the spiritual journey

Inevitably, experiences like betrayal, illness, heartbreak and grief change our lives. The question is: for better or worse? I think suffering is the crossroads of our journey toward God. If we process our trials with faith, we can stay on track, developing attributes of forgiveness, patience, wisdom and understanding. We can grow spiritually, learning to […]