Deeper life: When no one is watching

In the deep soil,a sprout begins its brave journey to the Light. Under the ocean,a volcano explodes with passionagain and again.Fish swim by fire for generations as land gradually begins the ascension process,a paradise in the making There’s something about the darkness.The quiet placewhen no one is looking –what happens under the deep cloak of […]

Deeper Life: When you say yes to Spirit promptings

A single drop becomes a trickle, then a small river starts to form, and slowly but surely you become wild with life, able to cut through rock and forge new paths in the desert, roaring like a lion through nothingness – enriching the soil for new growth. Isaiah 44:3 For I will pour water on […]

Spiritual Journey: You don’t have to walk alone

I can’t stop the storm,but I can make space for you here,under my umbrella. I can marvel at your willingness to dance back and forth between the wild outpouring from the heavensand the little shelter I have for you here I can delightin your awe and wonder at the skyand stories of how you tasted […]

Deeper Life: Remaining spiritually anchored when life gets busy

I am the solid groundbeneath your feet,the sunthat doesn’t burn. I am the voltageof raw power,electric through your veins – I am. Your frettingcan’t stop mefrom being your strength – I just am. You don’thave to saythe right thingor anything at all – I am holding youin perfect love. You are anchored in the gravityof […]

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 […]

Prayers to Light Your Path: I prayed for change by Rumi

I prayed for change, so I changed my mind.I prayed for guidance and learned to trust myself.I prayed for happiness and realized I am not my ego.I prayed for peace and learned to accept others unconditionally.I prayed for abundance and realized my doubt kept it out.I prayed for wealth and realized it is my health.I […]

A silent retreat with friends and an opportunity to discover the joy of crowd-sourced poetry

Last weekend, a group of friends and I drove up to the Jesuit Retreat House in Osh Kosh, Wisconsin for a long-awaited weekend of silence. We spend three days being fed physically (without having to cook) and spiritually (without being able to help ourselves), while pondering the wisdom of our retreat director, wandering the gorgeous […]

Deeper Life: In the Heart of God

Slow and steady like the beating of a drum,from the depths –You call. In You,I discover a landscapethat is always responsiveyet unchanging –completely secure,yet full of surprises. You are the diamond brilliance of stars like a crown,the silky petals of a rose closing all around,the fresh blanket of snow that isn’t cold, a wellspring of […]

Spiritual Journey: When you need to shift from fear into faith

Sometimes I forget the power that livesinside of me. My heart turns to static,and I tune into anxiety,while the Kingdom of God hums patiently all around me. The truth is, I am a daughter of eternity. I can weave the frailty of my presenceinto the grandeur of Yours. I can lay my headon Your heartand […]

Deeper Life: An invitation to fully live

Daughter,I hope you dancewith the Author of Life. Feel free always,please. Sway with the tips of trees, and listen to the whispers of winds. Allow laughter to pour freely through you like a wild river of lifethrough dust,always creating something new … I hope you rest your eyes as sweet peace rises like the sun […]