fall in love, stay in love

Pedro Arrupe, superior general of the Jesuits from 1965-1983, sums up the Ignatian Conversion of the Heart, “Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get

think spring

From a soft, quiet, dark place the deep the essence of my soul I hear a whisper and it says, “think spring.” From a safe, strong, brave place the truth the heartbeat of my body, mind and spirit I respond, “I will.”

a Sunday well spent

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me – watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or

from here

from where I stand in my home, in my community, in the nations from my perspective not conformed to the patterns of this world, but transformed by the renewing of my mind from my heart sweetly broken for what breaks yours dear God, meet me where I am, bless me as I step in faith

create space

“Create space in your awareness, in your prayer life, in your thoughts and in your body, not rushing or forcing, just simply settling in… When you’ve created a little bit of space, then you get to be intentional about what happens next.” Brooke Boone, Holy Yoga

blessed epiphany

January 6 Did you mark the arrival of the wise men today? I’m so grateful they came 12 days after Jesus was born so that by honoring them and their commitment to a brilliant, crazy, life-changing, world-changing vision, I get to soak in the beauty of this season a little longer. I pray they brought

a prayer for 2019

“Oh! Teach us to live well! Teach us to live wisely and well! Come back, GOD —how long do we have to wait?— and treat your servants with kindness for a change. Surprise us with love at daybreak; then we’ll skip and dance all the day long. Make up for the bad times with some

in the advent of my soul

In the advent of my soul, I am quiet and still resting renewing knowing I am aware of the calendar longing lamenting praying I am on the verge of greatness waiting watching feeling I am pregnant with the hope of nations expecting expanding trusting in his perfect timing, not once, but twice.


Up in the morning Up with your cry We hurry, we prepare Down the steps Down to the living room We settle into our favorite chair In and out we breathe deep And we bask in the light Of the Christmas tree there We get fed Out and about For events of the day There’ll

a son

Mary found herself with child – she was confused and scared. How could this be? An Angel of the Lord told her it was all part of God’s plan. She would see. Mary accepted God’s blessing with an open and joyful heart. She received it. Mary would raise her son, the one who is our