Gifts for the world from the heart of a stay at home mom

I am a stay-at-home mom with a global heart.  I would love to magically heal all the brokenness I see on planet earth and make everyone’s dreams come true like in a Disney movie, but I haven’t figured out how to do that yet, especially while caring for my own four kids. Running the hamster […]

Encouragement to step into the Light of Christ

I am taking off my sunglasses. I am stepping out of the shadows. I want to see this glistening, golden, gorgeous Light for myself … I want to know: Can I keep my eyes open in the face of God’s Glory? How much of this Radiant Love can I stand? At 5 months old, it’s […]

Encouragement to Embrace the Divine Plan for Your Life

What if I stopped trying to protect myself? What if I threw my meticulous plans into the wind and just set sail on the infinite ocean of divine possibilities? What if I let go of everything I’ve been taught here and allowed faith to be my compass once and for all? What if I finally […]

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 […]

Simple Faith: Learning to trust

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 […]

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: Encounter God in ordinary

God hides the ordinary. Eternity wants to be found. In this moment, what are you looking for? Thomas Merton said “To be grateful is to recognize the love of God in everything.” I agree. I don’t think God lives exclusively in church, and I don’t think spiritual experiences have to be lofty, angelic or mystical (though […]

Encouragement for when you need more patience

I’m just a surfer waiting for the next wave of grace. I’m just a surfer praying for the strength to catch it. As humans with goals, there’s only so much we can do.  We’re affected by circumstances beyond our control like other people’s choices, world events and even our giftedness. Though it’s important for us […]

Just a Reminder: Every prayer matters

Like smooth stones skipping, every prayer has a ripple effect. Love creates invisible waves of grace that change everything. Saint Augustine said “Faith is to believe what you do not see; The reward of this faith is to see what you believe.” We certainly don’t always see the ripple effect of our prayers right away, and […]