How praying the Rosary of the Seven Sorrows of Mary helped me learn to forgive

Deep down, isn’t this the grief we all share? Having to witness the loss of innocence, up close … and personal, where we can feel it for ourselves … In infinitely creative ways, we’re called to realize the excruciating death of Christ. We’re asked to stand for love, while darkness twist minds and hearts against […]

Encouragement to climb higher in your faith life

You can have a comfortable life if you want one. A little to the left of the Truth, you can settle down and enjoy beautiful views of the mountain, clean water, a breeze … You can survive for a long time in the shadow of untouchable majesty and even have some peace. But isn’t there […]

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 […]

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 […]

Spiritual Journey: When you need to step out on faith

Through prayer, God paves gorgeous paths of graces, just for us – but we still have to say yes to Spirit promptings and follow Angel whispers- all the way into a wilderness we don’t understand … No matter how beautifully He lays the path before us, we’re the ones who need to take it – one […]

Spiritual Journey: When we need to overcome a fear

 When we’re about to do something brave, the heaviness we feel is the weight of all the spirits we’re about to lift … Is there anything more inspiring than seeing someone face their fears to do something truly courageous? Doesn’t it kind of make you want to be brave too? Researcher Brene Brown says “Courage is contagious. […]

Simple Faith: Keep Your Heart Open

If mercy is for any, it has to be for all. The poor and sick are human, just like the cruel and ruthless. If our love can’t embrace the truth about hard hearts, it’s not soft enough yet. Without mercy, justice will turn us into stone, too. Wouldn’t life be easier if everyone was kind, […]

Unite in Prayer for Teachers

Thank You God for the gift of every single teacher, who truly cares about our young people. Please bless educators in a special way today. Help them to feel appreciated for all they do for our kids on a daily basis. Build a supportive, encouraging community around every teacher, Lord. Move mountains to provide them with […]

Simple Faith: Cultivating friendship with God

Prayer is a cup of coffee with our Creator, who loves us perfectly. We become the average of the five people we spend the most time with. Today, I encourage you to ask yourself: Is Jesus on your top five list? Saint Teresa of Avila said “Prayer is nothing more than spending a long time […]

I used to think this prayer was crazy, now I think it’s brilliant

When I first started devoting time to prayer as a young adult, I mostly asked God for what I wanted, when I wanted it. Fortunately, I was in a place of desiring good things like being healthy and happy, having lots of friends, a sense of adventure and an ability to positively impact others with […]