Encouragement to seek God in ordinary moments

God hides the ordinary. Eternity wants to be found. In this moment, will you choose to look? 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 […]

Thank You God for the gift of true and faithful friendship

Friends are like angels with pants on, who have the power to show up in ways we can see. Friends are God’s way of reminding us that His love really is with us, even when the prayer thing isn’t working out the way we hoped.   Saint Thomas Aquinas said “There is nothing on this earth to […]

Will you open the door?

God doesn’t care if you’re still in pajamas or how long its been since you washed your hair. Every day, He shows up with an expectant grin to knock on the door of your soul. He waits patiently with a bouquet of roses, heart-shaped balloons and a flash mob of angels at His disposal, fully […]

Pure gifts

Babies are reminders of the innocence God used to create us. I can’t believe He lets us cradle pure love in our arms. He must really trust the process of life. He must really believe we can all come back to the truth of who we are.

Beauty in the ashes

It’s hard to see beauty when she’s dancing in the ashes of our broken dreams. But with chubby cheeks covered in soot, she’s always there kicking up dust, revealing an eternal perspective, which can be hidden but not destroyed.

Extravagant gestures of love

Miracles are just God being Himself. He overflows delight, leaving trails of brilliance and crowds wondering what else He can do. Faith is just awareness of the marvels God is capable of, allowing ourselves to be lavished in extravagant gestures of love.  

Never look back …

Loneliness is just God’s way of keeping you all to Himself. He’s like a child, who doesn’t want to share His favorites. Who else can you turn to when darkness closes in and no one’s in sight? It’s all part of His master plan … He wants to be the only shiny thing you can imagine. He wants you […]

The funny thing about praying with incarcerated mothers.

I spent the afternoon praying with women, who were recently released from prison, and I noticed something I think is worth sharing: Incarcerated mothers are just exactly like the rest of us. The moms I prayed with are just ordinary moms, who happen to have spent some time in prison. Like every mom I know, […]

Magnetic God

Why do I resist you? You’re like a magnet of pure love, drawing me in- it takes all my strength to stay away. What if I just let go? And allow myself to unite.