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 […]

Unite in Prayer for the humane treatment of immigrants and refugees at the border and around the world

God bless the immigrants and refugees around the world, who are being traumatized at the hands of those, who have the power to help them. Especially bless the children, who have been separated from their families at the border between Mexico and the United States. Fill their hearts with the peace that surpasses understanding, and […]

You are invited to stand in solidarity with refugees! The first official Unite in Prayer event is on August 8th …

You are invited to a Popsicle Party FUNdraiser for refugees on August 8th at 5:30 PM at Veterans Memorial Park, which is located at 1645 23rd Street in Bettendorf, Iowa. This family-friendly event is an opportunity to share summer fun and cold treats with open-hearted people like you, while expressing solidarity with refugees across the […]

Where I’m at on my spiritual journey: Finding balance as a busy mom and writer, guided by the mystics, open to the miraculous possibilities of faith

I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was a little girl. Looking back, I realize it was the first time I “just knew” something. Standing under my grandma’s painting of the last supper in her kitchen, I suddenly had that feeling of realizing deep in my bones that I was meant to be a […]

Journey into the Heart of God with Saint Catherine of Siena

St. Catherine of Siena was a fourth century mystic, activist, and author, who had a great influence on Italian literature and is one of the first women to be named a Doctor of the Catholic church. She is famous for saying “If you are who you should be, you will set the whole world on […]

In case you couldn’t be there … Contemplative Prayer Circle recap and study guide number one (feel free to print for your own prayer group)

When we connect with God on a deeper level through prayer, we can connect with each other on a deeper level too. In my experience, prayer groups are the best way to forge life-giving and even life-changing (for the better!) relationships. In October, one of my favorite communities Blessed is She is going to publish […]

Meditations on the mysteries of the rosary to pray for your child’s school

Every Monday, my Rosary group prays these mysteries for our kids and all the kids, who go to our school and belong to our parish community. It is a blessing to gather in prayer with other faith-filled women to invite God’s blessing on our community. Please feel free to pray these meditations for your kids […]

Encouragement to remember who you really are

You were created in the image and likeness of Love. You are a pure delight, infinitely precious, a radiant jewel, a rising star. Will you ever realize the treasure that you are? Will you ever remember who you have always been? The darkness is the sky all around, not you. You are the Light that […]

Spiritual Journey: After life breaks your heart

Don’t try to go back to who you were before this horrible thing happened to you. You have to learn to be shattered and move forward at the same time. You have to allow the Light to be the glue that holds the broken pieces of your heart together. You have to realize you’re bigger […]