A Look Inside My Search

In a search for answers to the woes in my life, I found God. The truth that lies in knowing God for myself, placed me on a quest for peace. While on this journey, I have discovered that there are others seeking this truth also and that I can help. I have a Doctor of Ministry degree from Catholic Theological Union, not to rise above anyone, but to better serve everyone. I am on a journey towards peace, speaking truth that opens people up to God.

30 October 2009


How wonderful You are. No matter what I do, You are there to love me. No matter my mistakes You forgive me. Originator of love teach me to love as You do. Stretch me so that I may become more like Jesus, willing and eager to serve. OMG, I cannot be or do without You. And knowing You are with me always gives me comfort. I love You.

27 October 2009

Stepping Stones

We're supposed to be stepping stones not blockades. I haven't always lived like a stepping stone. I've spent many a time blocking people from advancing or just moving period just cause I couldn't be in control. I am grateful for the way God is transforming me to be a stepping stone instead. I'm finding that life is so much easier assisting others to climb toward Jesus. My method of being a stepping stone is not always comfortable for others but it is the one God gave me. I have learned to ask the probing questions that help someone get to the heart of a matter. I have learned that I don't need all the answers to those questions. As a stepping stone I too am able to stretch and grow, laying foundations for those who come behind me.

In what way are you a stepping stone? How are you sharing your talents that helps another journey towards Christ? How's your story (experience) helping another grow?

We're supposed to be stepping stones not blockades.

22 October 2009

Stop Passing Food By

Trapped. Trapped in our own history, we begin the slow descent into starvation of the spirit. Every decision we make, is made from the standpoint of a misstep an inappropriate action or word. I'm sure I'm not the only one who has allowed her mistakes to cloud the present, not to mention the future. I encourage you to face your past squarely, declare it complete, forgive yourself and then embrace the GRACE God gives so freely to set us free. Eat from God's Word presented in scripture, through people and circumstances. Stop passing this food by. Remember, we're on a journey and we need nourishment.

Allow your history to feed you instead of causing you to starve.

15 October 2009

Of Course I Know Where I'm Going

Do I really know where I'm going? Not if I don't know who I am. Too many of us are moving about, interacting with others all while we hide behind some facade of a person we "think" will be more acceptable than our true self. For too many years I acted out of a persona that I thought people would like. I hid behind my mask, making decisions that would match the fake me. I had no idea where I was going or the route I needed to take. When I decided to stop running from God and say yes to His will, I began the journey to embracing my true self. That beginning helped me better understand God and my role in Her plan for all peoples. I came to realize that I needed to know me in order to gain direction and clarity in my life.

Embrace your truth. Allow your story to reveal the treasure God created you to be. Then join me on this journey to Christ's Peace.

06 October 2009

Giving Up Control

I am so about control. I have it in my mind that things should be a certain way and I try to stick to that. But I'm learning to give up the fight for control and allow God to show me the way. Often that finds me biting my tongue when I would say something particularly "biting." Other times it requires that I LISTEN, not just to God's voice but also the voices of the people in my life. This quest for control has had me pulling my hair out when things don't go my way. I'm more stressed than I need to be and I tend to snap off on people for no reason. Allowing God to show me the way is really quite freeing. I don't have to read a map or plug coordinates into a GPS. I must however, seek to be obedient and follow the path God has laid out.

I must stop resisting the Grace and Mercy of God and fight the evil that in constantly moving in to take me over.

01 October 2009

Worry Prayer

At the 2009 Catholics on Call Partners Conference last week, Bishop Morneau asked, "How do you keep prayer from being worry in the presence of God?" I contemplated that question for several days. Not like it was a new concept or anything, for I had heard long ago that if you're going to pray, don't worry and if you're going to worry don't pray. But this time the question was posed in a way that made me pause. And the more I thought about it, the more I realized how often I've NOT been in dialogue with God about something -- I'd actually been spewing words of worry and concern, not praising God and seeking God's counsel.

To be in the presence of God and not allowing it to turn to worry is really not that difficult. I found that all I really needed to do was go to God without an agenda and a list of demands. Now don't get me wrong, I do still believe that I should ask God for that which I seek, but I also need to bend and bow to God's will. To enter into God's Gates with thanksgiving helps me understand right away what my focus should be...Kingdom building.

Funny thing that we just seem to forget, we can do nothing apart from God. When we sin we take God with us. God doesn't sin, but God is not separate from us either. That's like having your mother standing next to you while you're doing something you know you shouldn't. Ugh!