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 […]

Magnetic God

Why do I resist you? You’re like a magnet of pure love, drawing me in- it takes all my strength to stay away. What if I just let go? And allow myself to unite.

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 […]

Encouragement to persist in faith through trials

I hope I’m there the day your prayers come running giddily up from behind you like children, announcing “it’s time, it’s time.” I hope I get to see how their soft sweet hands take yours, leading you finally into the Light that you’d sensed but couldn’t fathom- into the Glow you’d dared to follow without understanding, into the Brilliance […]

Are you open to receiving help from angels?

Lately, my eight-year-old son has been reading piles of children’s books about saints. I love seeing him gravitate towards wanting to learn more about God. I want all of my boys to fall in love with Jesus like their dad and I have. The other night, he showed me a story he’d read about St. […]

Encouragement to share your gifts

What if a storm cloud refused to rain? Would it stay dark forever? How heavy would it get? How many flowers would miss their chance to bloom, waiting for water that never fell?   What if you refuse to share your heart with the world? Will it feel dark forever? How heavy will it get? […]

Grace like a game of hearts

In cards, when you find yourself losing a game of hearts, you can secretly decide to accept it- it’s called shooting the moon. If you manage to lose completely, you actually win- it’s a path to victory. In faith, when you find your heart aching from the trials of life, you can secretly decide to […]

Growing in spiritual maturity

When I first sensed the marvel of Your presence in my heart, I was drawn like a child to a carnival ride. I perceived Your power and imagined You’d take me further and faster – exactly where I wanted to go, I said yes. Years of wholehearted yeses later, I’ve learned that the richness of […]

Just let it go

Here it is, Lord – I have one last thing to give you, and I’m finally ready. I’ve been clutching it heavy to my chest for so long that I started to think it was part of who I am. But I finally realize, it’s just a rain cloud- and I’m the vast openness beyond- […]