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 […]

Angels in the laundry

I think angels are like children- always innocent, always trying to get our attention when we think we’re too busy to play. I think angels are like children- sometimes hiding with a grin under the laundry we need to fold, hoping to pounce and make us smile. I think angels are like children – sometimes […]

The Spirit in action

Following God’s spirit is like trying to catch a squirrel. As soon as you think you know where He’s going, He changes course. After a while, you learn it’s better just to watch and learn. The more you pay attention, the more you realize how playful He is. Truly, we’re at the mercy of an unfathomable, […]

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 […]

Find a way to do what you loved as a child

At my son’s recent field trip to a literary festival, one of the speakers said “the happiest adults are those, who find a way to do what they loved as a child.” This caught my attention because after ten years of being a stay-at-home mom, I sent my baby to kindergarten this fall. I’m in […]

You can be a new creation

Remember how He created light out of darkness with the power of His word? No matter what kind of a black hell you’re going through, don’t be fooled – He wants to do the same for you. Just open Your heart to Him as large as you can in prayer, even just a tiny crack is […]

Our most precious gifts

Children have the power to remind us what freedom feels like. With playfulness, joy and chubby-cheeked foolishness, they’re constantly inviting us to fall back in love with innocence. If we follow their lead, they can gently guide us back into the essence of who we were created to be. Our hearts can thaw … We can […]

Joy on the faith journey

“Joy is the net, which catches souls.” – Saint Teresa of Calcutta Have you ever picked up a children’s book of Catholic saints and seen Saint Sebastian gazing upward toward heaven aglow with eyes of love, then been a little horrified to see he had bloody arrows in his chest portraying his martyrdom? Did you panic a […]

Gorgeous chaos

There are some things we want that we can’t work for to get. Snow falls down from the sky on a Tuesday and stops that night without ever asking if we had enough or even if we wanted it in the first place. Of course, we did. at least a part of us did; the […]

How can we experience heaven on earth

The gift of noticing God in our daily lives

Earth’s crammed with heaven… But only he who sees, takes off his shoes. ― Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh When’s the last time you reflected on the very best moments of your life? For my Theology of Spirituality graduate studies, I’m reading a memoir called “A Severe Mercy” by Sheldon Vanauken. I know. It sounds like […]