You are invited to participate in a crowdsourced poem on the topic “To End the Violence.”

Words have a power to unite and heal. As a response to the violence in our Davenport and Quad Cities community – especially the recent deaths of 10-year-old Breasia Terrell, 12-year-old Devell Johnson Jr. and 14-year-old Jaman Winfrey and in hopes of a more peaceful future, I am putting together a crowdsourced poem on the […]

Unite in Prayer for Peace

The world can’t give you what you really want. Be careful about even looking out therefor too long at the chaos you can’t control – like a tornado,it will uproot your life …and send you spinning off into the distance away from everything you’ve been hoping foreven after all you’ve done. Peace startsin the basement,within […]

Spiritual Journey: When you’re facing a threatening situation

When life feels like a freight train coming at me too fastto escape, I am grateful for the abilityto weave my small selfinto Your grandeur and hold on tightto the mysterythat unitesmy little storywith Your eternal onethat takes everything into accountand leaves no onebehind. Your strength becomes my own,and I borrow your powerto stand in […]

Deeper Life: Purify Your Intent

Beneath the mountainof doingis the reasonyou are. So what exactlyare you climbing for? When you clarify your intent,you clear a path for God … Look how grace flows like water into the cracks of your plansand expands –mountains of grief wash away into a clear path,wow in nature,all the elements bowto the King Her wishis […]

Spiritual Journey: Every Moment of Your Life Matters! Even the hard ones…

There’s something about the forgetting –the for so long not realizingand then suddenly,finallywaking upand rememberingthe Truth so deeply in your bones that it singsa familiar song like you’ve always known. There’s something so naturalabout the experienceof God it’s like breathingin and out,deeper and deeper into restuntil you finally let goand wow it’s like a river […]

Unity Starts Within. Cultivate a deeper prayer life as a path to world peace.

When I carry the wild griefof this world like a bag of bonesin my heart tangled with fear, outrage kicking and shriekingthe whole way –into in the silence of prayer,I am healed. Miraculous calmfills me instead. Love gradually begins to overflow out of my heart back into the world that broke me, and I believe […]

Unite with the Light through the beauty of mystical poetry

Bethe Lightthat risesin darkness – Open upto the Sourceof who you are- Allow love like heliumto illuminateyour soul. We are living in dark times. If we focus on the negativity in the news and on social media, it’s easy to get sucked into the dark gravity of fear-based, divisive thinking. But we can make a […]

Prayer for the grace to see Christ in the marginalized and oppressed

You love us spectacularly –blazing light extravagant,unconditional,pure andtrue. And yet so often,we failto even see You. We are blindto Your presencein each other’s hearts,soft and burningfor someone to noticeand care,innocence buried under layers of injustice-scarswe didn’t choose. We fail to see purity,when it’s shroudedin suffering passed downlike a legacy-every ounce longingto be healed,screaming for mercywith […]

Contemplative prayer is the solution to all the problems we’re seeing in the world right now

Will youopen the floodgateinto eternity,into the vast realm beyond? Will you allowthe infinite supplyof Divine Loveto flowfreelyinto your heartand through? That’s all it wants to do. Imagine this:Pure Majestywaiting patientlyjust beyond the horizon like a sun hoping to rise …you may not live to see. But will you acknowledgethis great resourceof the heavensgrand,miraculous,so far beyondour […]

What my toddler daughter can teach us about contemplative prayer

She opens her heart and expects the heavens to shower graces like rain. Of course, they always do. How could God resist such sweetness? My daughter’s name is Celia, which means heavenly. She is truly a gift from God and a reminder of the gift that all children are. In the glory of her toddlerhood, […]