Overcoming resistance to follow your calling

I didn’t want to take your hand. I didn’t want to follow you. Again and again, I called You back into the comfort I believed in. But there was no stopping You. In the end, I realized I couldn’t truly live without You. In the end, I ran after You – past everything I’d known, through my fears […]

Just a reminder: Faith isn’t supposed to be easy

Sometimes we choose to climb mountains. We’re up for a challenge, so we buy maps and boots and join monasteries. Other times, we’re forced to climb. We’re kidnapped by heartache, left in the wilderness- alone with our prayers. Sometimes when we’re asked to walk a high road, it feels more like being left for dead. […]

My spiritual writing journey

I shouldn’t be surprised I’m becoming a faith writer because I first felt a calling to write as a little girl at my grandmas kitchen table, while playing under a painting of the last supper. It wasn’t the artwork that influenced me, and it wasn’t my grandma either – at least not in a tangible […]

One thing I will never regret

I had the grace to hear You, and I listened. You whispered, but I tuned in- and I listened. You sang a gentle melody, and I listened. The world competed for my attention, but I listened. You rose up from within me, and I listened. You expanded all around me, and I listened. You danced […]

Prayer to say yes to angels, like Mary did

When Gabriel came, you were troubled to hear how God favored you. Instead of puffing up in pride, you were humbled and even afraid – Thank you, Mary – for saying yes anyway. Thank you for choosing Love over fear. Thank you for bringing Light into the world for us all. Please pray for us- that […]

Prism prayer

Lord, I invite You to pour a steady stream of Your Radiant Light into my soul. I welcome Your Pristine Spirit to shine always through my words, actions, prayers, and presence. I want to be a prism of Your Glory in the world. Please allow all the colors of Your love to flow freely through […]

Embracing my calling as a writer and mystic

It’s amazing the way God plants seeds of our destiny in us that we don’t fully understand until years later. When I was 16, I developed a random interest in Emily Dickinson, and I received a book of her poetry for my birthday. I was drawn to it and liked the feeling I had when […]

Saying yes to God

When He tells you to rest, take a break. When He tells you to stand in faith, keep your chin up. When He tells you to march, go to the ends of the earth. There are many voices in this world, but only One that truly loves you … There are many paths you can […]

Experiencing God’s Grandeur

Gazing over the vast canyon of Your unconditional love, I begin to sense the depths You would go to carve a place for each of us in Your ethereal home. Everything gorgeous points to Your majesty. The grandeur of nature exists, so we can marvel at Your presence in it. You call to us from […]

Your worth

I am the very opposite of what I’m told a woman should be. Fortunately, I have the strength to rebuke those voices, and I know Who gave that strength to me. What does it say about society, when a woman can feel the power of God’s love coursing through the depths of her being, and […]