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 […]

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 […]

So what exactly is contemplative prayer and how do we start a daily contemplative prayer practice? Contemplative Prayer Circle starts here …

Contemplative prayer is so simple I can explain it in a sentence: Find a quiet place where you won’t be interrupted, and spend some time in silence with God – That’s it.  Try it, and see what happens! Maybe you’ll experience a deep otherworldly sense of inner peace or have a life changing mystical encounter […]

God is a spring of living water which flows unceasingly into the hearts of those who pray. St. Louis de Montfort

My journey into the heart of contemplative prayer, why I’m starting Contemplative Prayer Circle, and more importantly: What’s your prayer story? I want to hear all about it!

The first time I tried to meditate was a total and complete disaster – at least it felt like one to me. I loved everything about the candlelit prayer service I was attending, so I was surprised to discover that when we were invited to sit in prayerful silence, I was instantly confronted with something […]

How praying the Rosary of the Seven Sorrows of Mary helped me learn to forgive

Deep down, isn’t this the grief we all share? Having to witness the loss of innocence, up close … and personal, where we can feel it for ourselves … In infinitely creative ways, we’re called to realize the excruciating death of Christ. We’re asked to stand for love, while darkness twist minds and hearts against […]

Simple Faith: Seeking God’s Wisdom in Silence

Again, I resist the pressure to mold myself into the shape of a life I can see. Again, I refuse to be controlled by the chaotic voices swirling around me. Again, I choose to turn down the volume of this crazy world and enter into the silence beyond reason, where I discover the sweet eternal […]