We need that spark, that energy, that belief that there is something more just waiting for us. Hope is real, not just a word or in a song, but living in our hearts, ready to want and to stretch and to reach for something more. We have buried it in many ways- drug addiction, depression,… Continue reading Be Inspired
It has been a great, dark night. My love for writing left my soul. The longing for God was too great, and consumed me, greater than my love for writing. I went searching for him in the very depths of my being, painful. I longed for Him and for nothing else, and writing was just too… Continue reading Summa
It wasn’t long ago that Father convicted me of wanting to shut my children out of my prayer time. It took a traveling priest from Ghana to teach me that. God certainly goes to great lengths to send his messengers, even if He has to pluck them from Africa and send them to the United… Continue reading Why I let my daughter into my prayer space
Some time ago, God answered my prayers and allowed me to write as part of a devotional team at my church. Out of all of the things that my heart longs to write, I love devotionals the most. I have a meditative spirit, one that longs to rest and dwell in the shadow of the… Continue reading The Waking Hours- Why we cannot leave our children out of our prayer life
Our lives are moving before us as we fail to catch up. The world is fast, but God is slow. Silence is not found in a place, but deep inside our souls. Silence, speak less. The rule of Saint Benedict #21, “To prefer nothing to the love of Christ.” Keeping silence in the light of… Continue reading Set Limits Around the Mountain to Make it Sacred
Damien Rice has been a central musical figure in my life since around 2005. His song,”The Blower’s Daughter” haunted me for quite some time after seeing the movie Closer with Natalie Portman. The song gripped me, as few have, and I ran out to buy the album “O” soon thereafter. Yes, he was cool because… Continue reading Lord, Can you hear me?
If my choices are between eating food or books for dinner, the latter has always won. I find reviewing books a part of God’s calling on my own life, helping people steer an often times confusing ship. I am not one for fluff, or the easy road or using big words because they make you… Continue reading God’s calling, discernment and a book that actually helps! Say Yes to Father Albert’s “Saying Yes”
“that we also may be like all the nations, and that our king may judge us and go out before us and fight our battles.” 1 Samuel 8:20 (NKJV) Behold him, the name of whose empire is eternal- Mass entrance We are all looking for our King, I am convinced of that. Our desire is… Continue reading Who is your King?
“For where your treasure is, there also is your heart.” The gospel according to Matthew (For those of you that are new to the blog, listen to the music while you read. The music is crucial to understanding the piece. You can read more about it on my About page). The gospel is offensive; but… Continue reading Climbing the stairway to heaven
“And when he had taken leave of them, he went off to the mountain to pray.” Mark 6:46 His tombstone reads, “Pauper, servis a humilis” (a poor and humble servant) Saint Andre Bessette When we are too close up, we can see nothing. Our nose presses up against the glass window, and all we can… Continue reading Climb the mountain: How to pray “Your Will be done” and mean it