Deeper Life: Cultivate a personal relationship with God

When we forget that it’s normal to have conversations with God, we get lost. But thankfully- He never stops looking for us. The more time we spend in prayer, the more we realize God’s presence is with us in a spiritual way. We don’t always feel His presence, and we certainly don’t always literally hear […]

Deep down, we know

When someone tries to impose their cookie cutter beliefs on us, we cringe for a reason. We can’t bear to be sliced apart from our natural connection with God. Some people think they know what’s best for us, but Deep down, we know what we need to protect. Deep down, we know our Creator doesn’t […]

Confessions of a mystical poet

It’s funny looking back. In spite of the fact that I went to church sometimes as a young adult, it’s the last place I would have gone to learn how to hear God’s voice. Even though I was a cradle Catholic and a definite believer in Jesus, I had never learned to integrate our faith […]

Learning to shine from within

When are you going to realize? It’s not your job to scurry around, grasping at glints of vanishing light- The Kingdom lies within. A radiant, beaming presence – the simple answer to your prayers – is waiting patiently inside, for you to acknowledge Him. When will you allow Him to rise up from within you? […]

One thing I will never regret

I had the grace to hear You, and I listened. You whispered, but I tuned in- and I listened. You sang a gentle melody, and I listened. The world competed for my attention, but I listened. You rose up from within me, and I listened. You expanded all around me, and I listened. You danced […]

Expect great things from the Lord

This week for the first and last time, all three of my sons were in the same Christmas program at school. My eldest had overcome many fears to take on a lead role, and I had volunteered to work with the kids on their lines so was personally invested in many of them-I was looking […]

Saying yes to God

When He tells you to rest, take a break. When He tells you to stand in faith, keep your chin up. When He tells you to march, go to the ends of the earth. There are many voices in this world, but only One that truly loves you … There are many paths you can […]