This is where we’re going to unite …

At the edge of your grief and the beginning of mine, where his loneliness intersects with hers, a little ways past our illusions about how perfect this life should be – somewhere in the gorgeous, throbbing fullness of our humanity, we are going to unite – We just need to find that place where our […]

How to create a balloon launch prayer service for refugees

Matthew 18:20 For where two or three gather together in my name, there I am with them. I created and facilitated a Balloon Launch Prayer Service as part of the Popsicle Party, which was a family-friendly event to raise money for Pennies for Refugees, a grassroots effort to raise 1 penny for each of the […]

Encouragement to say yes to God’s tiny invitations all around you

At the end of my life when we’re finally face to face, I don’t want to find out that You loved me anyway – even while I failed to acknowledge the wonder of Your presence all around me. So today, I am taking a deep breath and looking for You in the velvet precision of […]

Deeper Life: Choosing to be authentic at all costs

When all the world told me to hush, be quiet, silly girl … what do you have to say about anything anyway? you’re just a ____, too this, too that, not what you should be … who is even going to care what you have to say? I chose to ignore the whole wide world […]

Unite in Prayer for the 70.8 million refugees on planet earth right now

Unless we have been forced to leave our country due to violence, persecution or natural disaster, we probably can’t imagine the struggles faced by refugees on their journey to start a new life. Through prayer, we can open our hearts to show empathy and solidarity with those, who have been so drastically impacted by circumstances […]

Gifts for the world from the heart of a stay at home mom

I am a stay-at-home mom with a global heart.  I would love to magically heal all the brokenness I see on planet earth and make everyone’s dreams come true like in a Disney movie, but I haven’t figured out how to do that yet, especially while caring for my own four kids. Running the hamster […]

Spiritual Journey: When you feel alone in your struggles

As you walk through these dark times, I want to remind you of the Light that never stops shining, the Radiance too brilliant for us to even perceive, the Love beyond our range of vision, the Grace indescribable with our words … When we can’t see or feel God’s presence, our souls can be resting […]

Spiritual Journey: When you’re called to speak out for what you believe in

When I stand, I want it to be up for those, who have been knocked down.   When I rise, I want to carry those, who haven’t been given the gift of wings.   When I speak, I want to be a voice for those, who have been silenced.   When I dig my roots […]

Journey into the heart of God with Saint Teresa of Avila

In case you haven’t noticed from my blog title, I am passionate about the power of prayer. I’ve witnessed miracles and had mystical encounters that have motivated me to reorient my entire life towards God. For the last 15 years, every time I try to go further and faster toward an external calling, I wind […]