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 […]

Spiritual Journey: It’s okay to ask for help

Do you really need to lug that boulder up the mountain all by yourself? Shoulders sagging, spirit wilting in the hot sun … What would happen if you put it down for a moment and called out to your Father for help? What would happen if you opened your heart in prayer? Do you believe in […]

Learning to rise above drama and set healthy boundaries

Look out, firefly for grubby hands that like to catch bright lights and seal them in a jar. So full of radiance, you can’t imagine their jealousy- wanting to grasp a glint of something that can’t really be contained… willing to steal your freedom for an illusion of their own. Rise high, firefly- above their reach. […]

Simple Faith: Appreciating diversity

I love it when my path intersects with someone, who’s climbing the same mountain on a completely different trail. Lets exchange stories and walk together for a while- maybe we can learn from each other. Maybe we can agree on some things about God.

The power of carrying people’s stories in our hearts

Reflecting on all the different forms of prayer that I love, I think my favorite is one that I’ve never technically heard of or articulated even though it’s so natural I can’t by any means claim to have invented it. I think one of the most powerful ways we can bring God into someone’s life […]

Expect great things from the Lord

This week for the first and last time, all three of my sons were in the same Christmas program at school. My eldest had overcome many fears to take on a lead role, and I had volunteered to work with the kids on their lines so was personally invested in many of them-I was looking […]

Do you know the feeling of being uplifted?

Faith and community

Christ gave me wings even though I’m still on earth, only they’re not made of feathers but friends. They shimmer with inside jokes and thoughtful gestures. They’re colored with personalities, laughter and support. If you look closely, you’ll see how glittering prayer and inspiration are woven into their core, strengthening them into communities and families that […]