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?

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 […]

Afloat

Hearts are ships that can sink. When too many fears crash too fast… we can’t bail and steer at the same time … Blinded by the storms of life, will we remember to ask God for help? Will we notice how angels show up like deckhands with strong arms, buckets and a compass made of Light? Or […]

Prayer of gratitude

Heavenly Father, Thank You. Thank You for the vastness of Your love all around me. Thank You for Your glorious expanse. Thank You for being infinitely more beautiful than I can imagine. Thank You for the mystery of Your grandeur beyond what I perceive. Thank You for dwelling within me. Thank You for pouring Your spirit […]

Thank You God for being our rock

Lord, Thank You for the power of Your Word and Spirit. Thank You for the sacraments of Your Church.  Thank You for all the faithful, who are doing Your work in the world. Thank You for the guardian angels working on our behalf. Thank You for Your voice in our hearts. Thank You for being so […]

What I loved about taking my kids to serve the poor

They dragged their heels, they complained. They made excuses and tried to get out of it, but I’m glad I followed through and had my 10 and 8 year old sons come with me to help serve meals to the poor at a soup kitchen on Thanksgiving weekend. My kids are incredibly fortunate in every […]

Thank you for being so kind

In a world that can be cruel, I want you to know how deeply I appreciate your consistent expressions of genuine kindness. Through your authentically loving presence, thoughtful words and gestures – the purity of your intentions are deeply felt. It’s wonderful to know I can count on you to be consistently gracious, understanding and gentle. Thank […]

Just let it go

Here it is, Lord – I have one last thing to give you, and I’m finally ready. I’ve been clutching it heavy to my chest for so long that I started to think it was part of who I am. But I finally realize, it’s just a rain cloud- and I’m the vast openness beyond- […]

The illuminated path

I may never know, whose prayers first lit the path beneath my feet. But I think the best thank you note is to march on, illuminating the journey for others as I go. In a sense, we each must walk alone. Yet we’re always connected, through the intentionality of our souls.  

Shift your focus to faith

To me, every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle. – Walt Whitman To fully experience the joy a life of faith can offer, we must cultivate a spirit of gratitude. Life can be hard, but the truth is: God is walking with us through it all, whether our hearts are […]