Journey into the heart of God with Saint Teresa of Avila

In case you haven’t noticed from my blog title, I am passionate about the power of prayer. I’ve witnessed miracles and had mystical encounters that have motivated me to reorient my entire life towards God. For the last 15 years, every time I try to go further and faster toward an external calling, I wind […]

Simple Faith: Open up into the Light

Like a flower blooms in the spring, so can your heart. Where is the Light in your life? What high force is calling you to open up? Are you facing the right direction? Is something standing between you and the illumination you need? Are you spending enough time basking in pure love? In the same […]

Spiritual Journey: Through the seasons of life

When it’s been winter for so long you’ve forgotten the smell of flowers, the color of grass and the whisper of a warm breeze … When earth has been frozen for so long, you’ve forgotten your aversion to the bitter cold and found your peace in the barren wasteland … When you’ve embraced the palette […]

Prayers to Light Your Path: For your walk through dark times

The darker the road we travel, the more we can learn to depend on the Light within Luke 17:21 “Behold, the kingdom of God is within you.” As you journey through this dark time of your life, I pray you can become increasingly aware of the Light of Christ in you and all around you, […]

Spiritual Journey: Transform Your Life Into a Living Prayer

Isn’t this a prayer? to laugh and soak in the sunshine, to play? to take in hearty gulp after gulp of fresh air? to hold a loved one in your arms cheek to cheek, sweetness to sweet? to open your heart so wide it aches for someone else’s pain? to reach your limits and be left […]

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 […]

Just a Reminder: You are being carried in your Heavenly Father’s arms.

After shopping last night, I found myself without a coat, lugging 6 bags of groceries and facing the challenge of walking through a total downpour to get into my minivan. Internally, I grumbled. It was cold, I didn’t feel like getting wet, and I didn’t want to deal with soggy bags of food. At that […]

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 […]