Deeper Life: After the loss of a loved one

When the Light we’ve been depending on goes out, we have a choice: surrender to darkness or find a way to Shine. When we lose the relationships that help us feel connected to God, it can feel like the rug has been pulled out from underneath us. The grieving process can bring out the worst […]

Just a reminder: Faith isn’t supposed to be easy

Sometimes we choose to climb mountains. We’re up for a challenge, so we buy maps and boots and join monasteries. Other times, we’re forced to climb. We’re kidnapped by heartache, left in the wilderness- alone with our prayers. Sometimes when we’re asked to walk a high road, it feels more like being left for dead. […]

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 […]

Unite in Prayer for lives shattered by violence

Jesus, we know You are near to the broken hearted, and we know you save those, who are crushed in spirit. Please send an infinite shower of graces over all the innocent people, whose lives have been shattered by acts of violence and hatred. Send an outpouring of Your Spirit like a balm of sweetness […]

Encouragement for those, who are grieving

Sorrow is a tunnel that leads deep into the heart of our shared humanity, where we discover the mystery of God. While grieving, we can be tempted to feel alone. Even on the cross, Jesus in His humanity asked “My God, why have you abandoned me?” But the truth is found in Psalm 34 18: “The LORD […]

Deeper Life: Finding beauty in the ashes of our broken dreams

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.

After the death of a child

Devastated by the loss of a child, we find ourselves searching the heavens for answers. I know you can’t feel it right now, but can you see the beauty in all these hearts opening to the mysteries of Divine Love? They’re blooming like flowers, basking in a Light that’s helping them grow. I want you to […]

Spiritual Journey: When we think our prayers aren’t being answered …

When we’re too busy grieving unanswered prayers to notice, God shifts the winds and the tides. Ever so gently, He redirects the course of our lives… steering us toward a more gorgeous horizon than we dreamed of. Even while we’re oblivious to His guiding presence … as our tears overflow, the ocean swells up beneath us- […]

Where we get derailed on the spiritual journey

Inevitably, experiences like betrayal, illness, heartbreak and grief change our lives. The question is: for better or worse? I think suffering is the crossroads of our journey toward God. If we process our trials with faith, we can stay on track, developing attributes of forgiveness, patience, wisdom and understanding. We can grow spiritually, learning to […]

Keeping faith through the sorrows of life

I don’t like it when people describe winning or losing a battle with cancer. As passionate as I am about the power of healing prayer, I think the real battle is whether or not we will persevere in faith through trials like cancer, whether we’re cured or not. This week, a seven-year-old little boy in […]