Recently I read where a 116 year old Vincentian nun attributed her recipe for life “to prayer and a cup of hot cocoa”.Continue reading “A Recipe For Life”
Beyond The Surface
Recently, when I was talking with a friend and asked how she would like to grow in her spiritual life this year, she answered that she would like to see more fruits of the spirit in her life, like patience. We find growth in our spiritual life through the fruits that we produce.Continue reading “Beyond The Surface”
Connected To The Source
You raise me up and heal me. You protect my soul and restore me to life. For this I cannot be silent, I will thank you always.Continue reading “Connected To The Source”
The practice of Lectio Divina allows us to discover what God’s passages in the Bible mean for each of us personally. I’m slowly working my way through the Gospel of Matthew, which is rich with wisdom. When I “Ask” (my word of the year), I usually find an answer during my time in the Word or holy reading.Continue reading “Seeking Wisdom”
Sustained By The Spirit
“Let us thank the Lord who guides his people towards full communion with faithfulness and patience, and let us ask the Holy Spirit to enlighten us and sustain us with his gifts,”Continue reading “Sustained By The Spirit”
Living The Mystery
As humans, we want certainty. It’s part of our very nature. Most of us don’t like change but change is necessary for growth. As a result, we lose our sense of mystery. When we lose our sense of mystery, this sucks the very life out of us.Continue reading “Living The Mystery”
Staying Close To What Matters
We are called to decrease, allowing Him to increase. I’ve found that there is little I can do to make this happen except to surrender, stay close to Jesus’ scripture and prayer. This is truly what matters in life.Continue reading “Staying Close To What Matters”
Week 52. Seeing. Sacredness of Breath.
As we ponder another new year, I want to extend an invitation to you to dream a little. To take a few minutes to escape the demands of the world and stoke the fire that lives in your heart. You know the one, aching to know the truth and yearning to really love. Like Ruah, the sacred breath of life which shows us the fullness of love.Continue reading “Week 52. Seeing. Sacredness of Breath.”
Week 52. Seeing. Clearly.
In the recent season of Advent, I was deep in the waiting. A place where I learned to be comfortable in the darkness and where expectations got shattered so I could live in expectancy. The dark is the place where the struggles of my life are the crosses that I carry, where the burden is heavy and my heart cries out for help. Where I secretly hope someone might ease my burden and help me along the way. But I must remain strong.
The shimmering light calls me forward to resurrection and rebirth. Where I become a modern Mary where my “Yes” deepens with every breath I take. Each inhale expands gratitude and humility. I see with clarity how I’m running the marathon between my head and my heart. A race where generosity and love win with every breath I take.
Lord, thank you for a new generous life where I see clearly each day.
Week 52. Seeing. Without Judgment.
Jesus complains when the crowds use worldly standards to size him up. They are caught up in their opinions and all too easily pass judgment on Him. They accuse Jesus of being possessed by a demon, a drunkard, and so on.Continue reading “Week 52. Seeing. Without Judgment.”