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 […]

Encouragement to Embrace the Divine Plan for Your Life

What if I stopped trying to protect myself? What if I threw my meticulous plans into the wind and just set sail on the infinite ocean of divine possibilities? What if I let go of everything I’ve been taught here and allowed faith to be my compass once and for all? What if I finally […]

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 […]

Simple Faith: The Transformational Power of Prayer

I decided to make time for the Timeless, and it has transformed every aspect of my life. Nothing is mundane anymore. Here and now, where “reality” competes for my full attention – when I open my heart into Eternity, life sparkles again. Everything is possible because God has captivated my attention. Above and beyond the […]

Simple Faith: Perseverance Through Trials

I never thought I’d be grateful for all the waves that crashed over me. They seemed so harsh at the time – relentless, cruel … but now I see how they shaped me – smooth stone girl, polished peace; simple, pure, true… Even in her wrath, I think the ocean worked for God … sanding […]

Deeper Life: After the loss of a loved one

When the Light we’ve been depending on goes out, we have a choice: surrender to darkness or find a way to Shine. When we lose the relationships that help us feel connected to God, it can feel like the rug has been pulled out from underneath us. The grieving process can bring out the worst […]

Spiritual Journey: When you need to step out on faith

Through prayer, God paves gorgeous paths of graces, just for us – but we still have to say yes to Spirit promptings and follow Angel whispers- all the way into a wilderness we don’t understand … No matter how beautifully He lays the path before us, we’re the ones who need to take it – one […]

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 […]

Deeper life: Responding to adversity with faith

When the dust of this wild life settles and you can finally see clearly – when you look in a mirror, will you like what you see? Will you shine brighter than you did before the storm? One thing is for sure: in this world, we will face obstacles. In spite of our best intentions, […]

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. […]