Simple Faith: Just hold on to your Heavenly Father’s hand, and allow Him to lead the way

All you need to do is hold on to the one, who is the Way. John 14 5-6 “Lord,” said Thomas, “we do not know where You are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus answered, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through […]

Deeper Life: Realize God’s presence in the depths of your own heart

You can travel to distant galaxies and dip your toes in every ocean. You can catch all the fireflies in the universe with your bare hands and watch them rise into the distance, a marvelous display of light … You can soar through shimmering clouds into the sunrise over grand ranges of mountain majesty … […]

Why my love for the Rosary is the greatest gift I can give my daughter

My daughter’s eyes lit up, and she relaxed into my arms, gazing up at me with a look of pure awe and wonder – that’s when I realized that at one, she already loves the Rosary. Why wouldn’t she though? When I found out I was pregnant with her, the other moms in my Rosary […]

Prayer after the loss of a child

We don’t have to worry about this one anymore, adorned as she is with the stars … cradled as she is  by the rings around the moon, wrapped in radiant beams of perfect love – held in Divine Mother’s arms like a jewel. She tiptoed into our hearts and out again, a light too bright […]

Spiritual Journey: Discover the narrow path to God through parenting

If I have to shrink to become small enough to squeeze through some kind of narrow passageway into eternal life, the heart of God … I think it’s ideal for my ego to be crushed between the needs of a chubby-cheeked toddler and a son whose muddy cleats need to be scraped free yet again, […]

Encouragement to persevere in faith, hope and love

I wandered through the desert until I found a trickle of water, which I followed to a creek, which led to a river, which has a strong enough current to carry me all the way downstream into the ocean where I belong. “What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.” – […]

Deeper Life: Grow in awareness of God’s presence all around

Even if you can’t see through a crystal clear sky into the heavenly kingdom beyond or hear a rush of angel wings through the treetops swishing in the breeze If you can’t inhale the essence of grace through a freshly picked rose or feel the warmth of spirituality through the furry purrs of a little […]

Spiritual Journey: The path of the wounded healer

When the dust settles over that old wound again,and it suddenly feels fresh,raw,like the frayed wire it’s always been,only open andexposed on the surface,metal against metal,hot lava where your heart should be – Do you ever wonder where your Creator is?After all these years,is some strange Glory hidingin the rubble of these broken dreams?Why won’t […]

Deeper life: Discovering grace and gratitude in heartache

Who swooped in like a hawkand won your heart like a prize,then dropped it from a mile high,leaving you shatteredto fend for yourself?Who took you by the hand and led youon this descentinto the depths of your humanitythat you never really wanted to explore …Was it a death or a betrayal,an illness?a dream that challenged […]

Deeper Life: The art of surrender and stepping into the Light of Christ

I don’t know how to fly, but I know how to come to the edge of everything I’ve known and say yes to a presence felt deep in my bones. I know how to choose Love, when death is knocking on my door. I know how to gather the shattered pieces of myself up into […]