Spiritual Journey: Enter into the silence of prayer

Travel ever more deeply into the silence until it settles into your heart, into your thoughts, into your bones … like an unshakable peace, a place you can go … a strength capable of carrying you through storms, a story you can tell, a song you can sing, a love you can pour out into […]

Pray the Gospel: Wake me up to the glory of Your presence, Lord

Wake me up to the glory of Your presence, Lord – I want to be ready for You. Gospel Mt 24:37-44 Jesus said to his disciples: “As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. In those days before the flood, they were eating […]

Deeper Life: Realize God’s presence in the depths of your own heart

You can travel to distant galaxies and dip your toes in every ocean. You can catch all the fireflies in the universe with your bare hands and watch them rise into the distance, a marvelous display of light … You can soar through shimmering clouds into the sunrise over grand ranges of mountain majesty … […]

You are invited to stand in solidarity with refugees! The first official Unite in Prayer event is on August 8th …

You are invited to a Popsicle Party FUNdraiser for refugees on August 8th at 5:30 PM at Veterans Memorial Park, which is located at 1645 23rd Street in Bettendorf, Iowa. This family-friendly event is an opportunity to share summer fun and cold treats with open-hearted people like you, while expressing solidarity with refugees across the […]

Spiritual Journey: Through the seasons of life

When it’s been winter for so long you’ve forgotten the smell of flowers, the color of grass and the whisper of a warm breeze … When earth has been frozen for so long, you’ve forgotten your aversion to the bitter cold and found your peace in the barren wasteland … When you’ve embraced the palette […]

Spiritual Journey: Transform Your Life Into a Living Prayer

Isn’t this a prayer? to laugh and soak in the sunshine, to play? to take in hearty gulp after gulp of fresh air? to hold a loved one in your arms cheek to cheek, sweetness to sweet? to open your heart so wide it aches for someone else’s pain? to reach your limits and be left […]

Encouragement to Embrace the Divine Plan for Your Life

What if I stopped trying to protect myself? What if I threw my meticulous plans into the wind and just set sail on the infinite ocean of divine possibilities? What if I let go of everything I’ve been taught here and allowed faith to be my compass once and for all? What if I finally […]

Pure Guidance: A Thomas Merton prayer for when you feel lost …

Have you ever found yourself praying for clarity on the next step you should take in life, without receiving the answers you’re hoping for?    I sure have.    The more clearly I intend to surrender my life to God’s will, the more I am asked to relinquish control of my choices. On my spiritual […]

Simple Faith: The Transformational Power of Prayer

I decided to make time for the Timeless, and it has transformed every aspect of my life. Nothing is mundane anymore. Here and now, where “reality” competes for my full attention – when I open my heart into Eternity, life sparkles again. Everything is possible because God has captivated my attention. Above and beyond the […]

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 […]