Just a Reminder: You are being carried in your Heavenly Father’s arms.

After shopping last night, I found myself without a coat, lugging 6 bags of groceries and facing the challenge of walking through a total downpour to get into my minivan. Internally, I grumbled. It was cold, I didn’t feel like getting wet, and I didn’t want to deal with soggy bags of food. At that […]

Simple Faith: Perseverance Through Trials

I never thought I’d be grateful for all the waves that crashed over me. They seemed so harsh at the time – relentless, cruel … but now I see how they shaped me – smooth stone girl, polished peace; simple, pure, true… Even in her wrath, I think the ocean worked for God … sanding […]

Simple Faith: Acknowledge Christ’s presence in ordinary moments

Today You came in the shape of an infant heavy on my chest. the sweet smell of her skin, the warm deep of her breath, the gentle lull into invisible bliss… the tangible connection to eternal calm – Sweet Spirit of God, You are always with me. always real, always pure, always Divine … in the silence […]

Simple Faith: Embrace the present moment

When a brilliant ray falls from the sky like a beam of love to light your path, be there to see it. When a stream of golden sunshine arrives Divine, just to warm your skin for a moment- be there to feel it. Do you ever wonder why life is so dazzling sometimes? Are you curious? […]

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 […]

Simple Faith: Remember to pray

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 […]