The Journey of Discernment: Moving from Partly Cloudy to Clarity

How can we ever know God’s will? This has been a question people have muddled through for centuries. Our angst comes when we are faced with a particular conundrum—a dilemma of competing choices that impacts us personally. We need to make a decision but it feels more dark than light; more cloudy than clear. We […]

Five Benefits of Vacation

Why taking time off and time away is essential to living a life you want to live!

There are at least five benefits of taking time off and being away. I’m talking about the wonderful deposits we place into our souls when we take a vacation. I’m returning from four weeks off of work. Four weeks might seem like an extravagance—that you cannot afford. I understand that. But for me—for us—we simply […]

Anxiety Abounds! There is a Remedy!

How learning to pray can help!

Underneath the surface of the Earth are shifting monumental plates or tectonic plates. Far, far deeper than we can see, these moving tectonic plates form part of the foundation for continents, oceans and countries. When these plates shift, earthquakes happen. Fault lines surface up to the outer shell of the surface of our planet. These […]

Pondering Means Not Hurrying

5 Aspects to Growing a Contemplative Soul

“But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.” Luke 2: 19 In a single verse, we are privy to what Mary actually did—after she was told that she was going to have a baby and that her baby would have a sacred role in God’s plan for humanity. We see […]