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 […]

Floodgates Prayer (for openness to receive more graces)

Heavenly Father, You are a roaring waterfall of infinite power and glory flowing into the world- I adore you, but I struggle to feel worthy of Your graces. By the power of Your Spirit, wash away my resistance to accepting the outpouring of wonders You have planned for me. Dissipate any doubts that block you from flowing […]

Miracles and Mysteries

When my infant son Dylan was miraculously healed of kidney disease after being prayed over by a healing priest, I was on fire with the Holy Spirit. My prayers had been answered in a profound way, and my world had been rocked. Where before I had believed in God and prayed for healing miracles, now […]

Encouragement! For when you feel stuck

I see you bogged down with stress, like you’re mired in quicksand up to your neck- heavy laden, motionless, stuck, ready to give up- I want to encourage you back into Hope. With God, there is no such thing as a trap. If you lift Your eyes to the heavens, He’ll strengthen you through the […]

Spiritual Journey: When you’re under pressure

One hundred miles beneath the surface of this planet, it takes 2,200 degrees of heat and 725,000 pounds of pressure to forge a diamond, which must be pushed up to the surface through volcanic eruptions to finally be discovered and treasured by humans beings. In our fast-paced society, it’s easy to forget our souls are like […]

Spiritual Journey: When it seems like all hope is lost

Prayers like paper lanterns – Don’t let the horrors of the world fool you. No matter how powerless you feel, there is always something you can do to help. Just light up your best intentions from deep within your heart, and send prayers into the sky like paper lanterns. Your faith will rise up like […]

Spiritual Journey: When your plans are uprooted

Sometimes out of the crystal clear heavens, God reaches down and uproots my plans – I am always stunned when this happens, it’s terrifying. But then, with gentle and powerful hands – sure as the sun, He replants me somewhere beautiful, where I have even more room to stretch and rise up to meet Him. When […]

Spiritual Journey: When you need to persist in prayer

Prayer isn’t a magic wand, but it can be an eternal elixir. We can’t control the way God answers us, but we can open up to Divine possibilities. Even when He says no to our outrageous demands and gently redirects us to a greater plan, He gives us an opportunity to drink in His spirit […]

True beauty

Will you cultivate superficial beauty only to be admired? Or will you allow your God-given natural radiance to shine? I hope you find the courage to show them your insides. Underneath all your vain attempts to belong in this world, you really are stunning. With your gorgeous, peace-loving presence and spiritual connection, you have the power to leave […]

Meditation on Christ’s presence

Can you feel His royal presence standing next to you right now? Strong and tall, beaming with transcendent power. He’s holding a crystal pitcher filled with the most pristine graces- golden unconditional love is bubbling over and blended with creamy peace and sparkling radiant joy … He wants to pour every ounce of this delectable goodness […]