Simple Faith: Be like the children

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 […]