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 with the world

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 be 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 […]

Spiritual Journey: After you say a wholehearted yes to your calling

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 […]

Spiritual Journey: When you’re finally ready to surrender

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- […]

Deeper Life: The art of letting go

Living for Eternity We’d like to think it’s about marching into the world like soldiers and taking control, but it’s not: It’s about letting go. To manifest our highest potential in this world, we must hand ourselves over to the designs of Another. Our agendas are small-minded specs, compared to the glory of His expanse. […]

Deeper Life: The power of contemplative prayer

The more time I spend contemplating Divinity, the more I notice enormous waves of Love welling up in me. Like typhoons of gorgeous light, a Power Beyond Me rises up and asks to be unleashed in the world- I say yes, and galeforce angel winds blow seeds of grace to God only knows where. I don’t […]