“We do not need to go away into the depths and the darkness in order to realize the warmth of the light.” MacLaren Expositions of Holy Scripture It was troubling for me yesterday to read a meditation about a passage in John which discussed Peter going back to his “old” life as a fisherman and… Continue reading Unsure where to go? To the last place where God met you
Many people want to take the “jump.” Motivational speakers talk about it, preachers preach it and the secular world has embraced it. This way of living says that the bloom where you are planted theory is dead. We instead need to do “big” things in far off places. We need to become more than what… Continue reading Have Big Dreams? Let them all go… A real life commentary on chasing your dream and finding it right where you are
I’m ready to give up. Lent has been a torturous mix of anger, sadness and difficulty. Each Lent I step into the desert in giddy anticipation of what Jesus is going to show me. Two weeks in, I’m ready to die. It isn’t quite so sexy or enticing to lead people to Jesus by manifesting… Continue reading Peel back the layers
It never occurred to me that I could find Jesus at home. Not the flesh and blood but the spirit. My physical sense of longing has been active for years, searching in churches and temples, sacred spaces, parks, oceans and rivers for the God I loved and the God I let go of. There have… Continue reading Making a spiritual retreat at home
I have been looking for houses for months now. Ours sold and is off to close and we have found nothing thus far. It is no great coincidence that the Holy Spirit led me to sell this house, the one I love, during Lent. It has added to my desert experience and desperation for God… Continue reading Expand your search
This idea of fasting is daunting. It’s a mix between looking forward to ridding ourselves of the ties that bind and being afraid of letting go of what we hold on to the most. When He is with us, we don’t feel the need to fast, but when He is away from us, the urge… Continue reading Don’t give up chocolate for Lent
It’s hard to wake up and know things are about to change. Lent is an ordained time, a spiritual awakening, a desert and an emerging. I have never looked forward to a Lenten time such as this, knowing God will be on the other side. I have been pondering the question, what does God want… Continue reading Don’t be Empty- Awaken to the call of the Rosary!
I have lived my life in a great struggle against something I cannot see. It has been a burden to me since I was a little girl, a dark monster, an unforeseen force that haunted my days. I could never readily identify it, associated it mostly with some tragic experiences I had in my life.… Continue reading Psalm 139, What do I have to offer God?
It took a man dying to wake me up… I wasn’t prepared. Kinda like that whole virgins with the oil parable, or the thief, or keeping watch. God seems to run fire alarm drills. I have lived life using checklists, it’s what I do. A check here, a check there and my assignment is complete. It’s not… Continue reading The First and Third Sunday
I tossed and turned last night. I have tendonitis in my left shoulder, strep throat, a mouth full of sores as a result of that and had a fall out with a friend I love dearly. I’ve been so sick I can’t even muster up the strength to cry, and while I haven’t cursed God,… Continue reading If it’s easy for you to be a Christian, you’re doing it wrong