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 […]

Spiritual Journey: When you’re finally ready to surrender

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- […]

Spiritual Journey: When you need to step into the wilderness

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 […]

How can we experience heaven on earth

The gift of noticing God in our daily lives

Earth’s crammed with heaven… But only he who sees, takes off his shoes. ― Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh When’s the last time you reflected on the very best moments of your life? For my Theology of Spirituality graduate studies, I’m reading a memoir called “A Severe Mercy” by Sheldon Vanauken. I know. It sounds like […]

Prayer of Gratitude (for when times are tough)

I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. – Phil 4 11-13 ‘Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I […]