Simple Faith: Learning to trust

I didn’t want to take your hand. I didn’t want to follow you. Again and again, I called You back into the comfort I believed in. But there was no stopping You. In the end, I realized I couldn’t truly live without You. In the end, I ran after You – past everything I’d known, through my fears […]

Spiritual Journey: Finding the courage to embrace freedom

Who are you when the shackles fall off? When the judgements, expectations and illusions clang to the ground … Who rises up? When the chains finally break and you’re free.. What does she want to do now? In this moment, with this breath… What does she love? Who does she want to be with? Where does […]

How to stop taking criticism and judgement personally

The other day at a local science museum, my kids discovered a talking robot that uses facial recognition software to interact with people. When they pressed they button, the human-ish looking robot said “look into my eyes and smile.” Then, after making some random electronic computing sounds, it declared  with authority what their age and […]

Deeper Life: Experience the transformational power of prayer

Like a stone at the seashore, waves of God’s love crash over me, smoothing away my rough edges. Mother Teresa said “I used to think prayer changes things. Now I know prayer changes us, and we change things.” Let’s face it! We all have a lot of work to do to reach our full potential […]

Unite in Prayer to soften hardened hearts and prevent violence

Ezekiel 36:26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. God, we are seeing an increase of malicious violent acts in our society, and it is horrifying. It’s tempting to label the people, who […]

Spiritual Journey: Rising above traumatic experiences.

The darkness that was meant to destroy you is your path now. You need to climb up this black mountain. Through anger into forgiveness and wisdom… Find your power. Learn to live in fierce solidarity with the Truth. Walk with your victorious God one step into the Light at a time. Rise above it all. Shine on the […]

Encouragement for when you need more patience

I’m just a surfer waiting for the next wave of grace. I’m just a surfer praying for the strength to catch it. As humans with goals, there’s only so much we can do.  We’re affected by circumstances beyond our control like other people’s choices, world events and even our giftedness. Though it’s important for us […]

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 […]

Unite in Prayer for Peace

Creator of heaven and earth, Thank You for loving each and every one of us. Forgive us for ways we have harmed each other in our humanity. Today, I ask that you apply peace like a soothing balm to our aching world. Heal hearts that long for You. Through hearts, soothe families. Through families, soothe communities. […]

Just a Reminder: Every prayer matters

Like smooth stones skipping, every prayer has a ripple effect. Love creates invisible waves of grace that change everything. Saint Augustine said “Faith is to believe what you do not see; The reward of this faith is to see what you believe.” We certainly don’t always see the ripple effect of our prayers right away, and […]