Embracing freedom as a gift from God

Who are you when the shackles fall off? When the judgements, expectations and illusions clang to the ground … Who rises up? When the chains finally break and you’re free.. What does she want to do now? In this moment, with this breath… What does she love? Who does she want to be with? Where does […]

Simple Faith: Practice Gratitude

Saint Gianna said “The secret of happiness is to live moment by moment and to thank God for what He is sending us every day in His goodness.” What are you grateful for today?

Spiritual Journey: Finding God in the brokenness of our humanity

When did the foundation of your life begin to crack? What happened that shattered your illusions once and for all? There are a million ways for our hearts to break; There are a million reasons to fall apart; And thankfully, There is one God, who rushes in to seal every fissure with Love. On the […]

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 […]

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 […]

How prayer cultivates unity

In case you can’t tell by the title of my blog, I have a heart for bringing people together. I struggle with the negative impact divisive political and religious discourse is having on our society. I want to use my voice to spread uplifting messages that help people connect to God and each other in […]

If we could see

If we could see the glimmering graces that soar into life on butterfly wings If we could see how they’re carried naturally on gentle breezes to hearts in need If we could see the way souls open up to receive the beautiful Truth about Love… We would stop wondering why God doesn’t give us more important jobs. […]

Crafted

If we could see the glistening threads of grace, the translucent stitches, and the angels zipping around making sure everyone holds together, we would realize this seemingly chaotic world is actually united by strands of pure love, crafted by the hand of God with wisdom beyond our capacity to fully appreciate.

Stealth graces

Where words are too clumsy to go, prayers move secretly like ninjas over barbed wire fences, past guard dogs of broken hearts, around locked doors of raw vulnerability into tiny windows of hope that were left open a smidgen, almost sarcastically: as if angels are going to save me from this grim reality. I know the truth. […]

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.