What my toddler daughter can teach us about contemplative prayer

She opens her heart and expects the heavens to shower graces like rain. Of course, they always do. How could God resist such sweetness? My daughter’s name is Celia, which means heavenly. She is truly a gift from God and a reminder of the gift that all children are. In the glory of her toddlerhood, […]

Spiritual Journey: Discovering grace in heartache

When the wrapping paper is darkness and your eyes are blinded by tears, how will you recognize a gift from God for what it is? What will convince you to tug on that black ribbon and see what’s inside for yourself? Will you hear the angels whisper? Will you feel them take your hands? Will you […]

Simple Faith: Peace in troubled times

Fiery chaos surrounds me, but You are the still waters in my soul. Through prayer, I retreat- into the silence of Your presence, and I am not burned. Thank You for the promise of Your perfect peace, and Thank You for sustaining us through it all.   Related Scripture John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; […]