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 […]

Encouragement to Guard Your Heart

Your heart is the only home you have to welcome God. Don’t let anything but Love inside … The tiniest fear can start a fire that burns the whole place down. Before you know it, jealousy will rob you blind. Bitterness will poison in the air, and when resentment floods the basement, you won’t have […]

The miracle that changed the trajectory of my life

In 2009, my son was miraculously healed of kidney disease. His nephrologists told us to expect a lifetime of limited growth, dialysis and kidney transplants. This was especially devastating news because I was already at a point of emotional overload, feeling helpless to stop the suffering of another family member, which had gone on for […]

Inner Workout: For when your prayers aren’t answered

When we don’t get what we think we want, it’s time to dig deep and find the Source of awe and patience inside. The Truth is hard and beautiful, worth infinitely more than your time. He’s crafting something better than you can even imagine right now. When will your heart be open enough to receive it? Unanswered […]

Simple Faith: Believe in miracles

The Force that creates people out of stardust and worlds out of words is surrounding you with Radiance right now, wanting to make miracles out of the muck you’re going through … hoping for an invitation into your heart … waiting for you to truly believe. It’s easy to allow our faith to be hijacked by what […]