Spiritual Journey: When you’re not sure what God is calling you to do

It’s true,you wouldask me to walk off the edge of a cliff,wouldn’t you? That’s how you are. I shouldn’t be surprisedby your outrageous demands at this point. Of course, you wouldn’t let me fall.You’d be there to bear me up on eagle’s wings into the dawn like always- I believe that, I really do. But […]

Spiritual Journey: When you discover the name above all names

I found You in the mud,trod upon andhiddenbut not broken –a diamond buried in a quicksand of judgement,derision, gossip, fear, indifference and lies – shining anyway,from withinjust brightly enough to catch my eye through it all –encapsulated safely in the wombof Your own power. I cleaned You and placed You gleamingon the highest shelf of […]

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 […]

Always Remember! You are a gift, and your story matters

Beneath the rubbleof the worst thingthat ever happened to you,your biggest mistakeand the unbearable weight of your grief is the shiny gemof who you have always beenand what you are meant to create –Let’s move boulders and dig her out together.Let’s dust off the remnants of what’s passed,so she can finally baskin the Light. The […]

Deeper Life: Cultivating total transparency with God

When you pray,be openas the entirety of earth,and allow miraculous love like rainto fallinto the cracksof your dry valleys andsoak into the depths of your soil. Don’t hideyour active volcanoes from the powerthat can diffusemolten lavaand transformdusty old cratersinto reservoirs that overflow. Let grace wash away the mildew of ordinary life,and replace it with fresh […]

Spiritual Journey: When you need a little rest

Today,I am going to stop trying so hard to do it right,and I’m going to trust divine handsenoughto lay downin the valley and restfor a little while. On my backwith a patch of wildflowers growing all around me,I am going to sinkinto the deep comfortof my rootsand allow myselfto be nourishedby the depths of earthand […]

Deeper Life: Cultivate a merciful heart in a cruel world

Sometimes I wishI couldn’t see the broken heartinside the one who’s breaking me. It’s hardto digestthe poisonof another’s creation, but I can’t just get madand wash my handsclean – the problem is I’ve noticedhow crushing this world can be, how we get caught upin rip tides we didn’t see,how shaky our footing was to begin […]

Spiritual Journey: Into the Heart of Unity

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 placewhere our joys and sorrows dance togetherunder […]

Prayers to Light Your Path: The Prayer of Saint Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:where there is hatred, let me sow love;where there is injury, pardon;where there is doubt, faith;where there is despair, hope;where there is darkness, light;where there is sadness, joy. O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seekto be consoled as to console,to be understood as to […]

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 […]