Encouragement to Embrace the Divine Plan for Your Life

What if I stopped trying to protect myself? What if I threw my meticulous plans into the wind and just set sail on the infinite ocean of divine possibilities? What if I let go of everything I’ve been taught here and allowed faith to be my compass once and for all? What if I finally […]

Pure Guidance: A Thomas Merton prayer for when you feel lost …

Have you ever found yourself praying for clarity on the next step you should take in life, without receiving the answers you’re hoping for?    I sure have.    The more clearly I intend to surrender my life to God’s will, the more I am asked to relinquish control of my choices. On my spiritual […]

Question for God at the end of the day

When I’ve said my good nights and squeezed as much joy and productivity out of the day as I could … When I’ve left my tiny offering of love on the table … When I’ve fully recognized that everything I did (even though it was my best) wasn’t nearly enough to heal this broken world […]

Deeper Life: Learning to Trust the Spirit of God

It’s okay to follow the path paved with peace. Sweetness leads to more of the same. love to love, joy to joy – miracles to ever more remarkable acts of God. Has frustration ever healed anyone you know? or even cleared a traffic jam? Next time you’re stuck, take a deep breath and remember Who has the power […]

Simple Faith: Perseverance Through Trials

I never thought I’d be grateful for all the waves that crashed over me. They seemed so harsh at the time – relentless, cruel … but now I see how they shaped me – smooth stone girl, polished peace; simple, pure, true… Even in her wrath, I think the ocean worked for God … sanding […]

Deeper Life: The art of surrender

We forget to thank the grape, while drinking the wine – but He’s the one, who can teach us how to surrender. Sometimes, we’re called to be crushed for the sake of another. Sometimes in our walk of faith, we are called to “turn the other cheek” for the greater good of God’s plan. Jesus […]

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 […]

Advice from a fellow spiritual traveler

Hey, great to see you. Are you getting excited about the trip? I know, I hear it’s going to be amazing. I have to ask: What’s that in your hands? Why did you bring it here, all the way to the gate? Didn’t you hear we can’t take anything with us? He specifically said nothing […]

New Year’s resolution prayer

Great Creator of heaven and earth, only You can grasp the complexity of my soul. Instead of trying to craft my own resolution this year, I choose to open my heart entirely to Your will. Fill me with Your Spirit, and guide me through the process of transformation. By Your Providence, help me become a little bit […]