Poetry

God Is Good and So Are You

Make these words your own: God is good and so am I.

How to Listen to Silence—So You Can Become Inner Stillness

Between each breath, there is stillness.
Between each wave, there is quiet.
Between each blast of blowing wind, there is calm.
Have you heard that silence?

Everything You Need Is in Your Heart

“Everything you need is in your heart, in that place within you where I dwell—where my Divine Embrace holds and guides you with sacred wisdom.”

Poppa, Are You Here?

Poppa, are you here when life overwhelms me? When life’s noise bombards me and I can’t figure out what is false and what is true?   My child, do you remember what I promised? This is true. I  Am here with you always. I Am tucked safely in the heart and soul of you. Look within, and you shall see me. I Am in You.

Gifts From An Ordinary God

My morning quiet time has not been fruitful these past few days. I show up, sit in the silence, and listen. I wait. But all I hear is a whiz-bang of thoughts whirling in my mind.     I do what the teachers have taught me. I focus on my breath. Try to find...

What’s Your Deepest Desire?

“Depart from me, for I am a sinful man.” Those words of Simon-Peter gripped my heart as my family and I watched The Chosen, a series about Jesus’ life as viewed by those whose lives he touched. Simon-Peter had conspired with the Romans to sell out his fellow fishermen...

When You Listen

When you listenthe soft cooof the mourning dovereveals the beauty of life Drops of dewon blades of grasssparkle lightinto your soul Water lappingon the lakeslows your pacerestores your rhythm When you listendawn revealsthe answersto your problems The crow’s cawspeaks...

What if You Were Peter?

What if you were peterin the boatwith the others tossed and batteredwind howlingwaters raging it’s not just this stormyou knowit’s every turmoil  you’ve endured life has beatendisappointed you hunker downinto the hull of a wooden boatthat crashes upon the seaas...

The Voice of Truth

I often hear two voices—The voice in my headAnd the voice in my heart.   The voice in my headfills me with shame and doubt.Tells me I’m flawed.I don’t measure up.It reminds me ofall the times I’ve failed.“You’ll never win,” it scoffs. The voice in my hearttells...