If the Afternoon Sunlight

    If the afternoon sunlight warms up your face, and if it feels just right– don’t take it for granted.         If you feel like taking a longer way down, I think you should take the longest way possible.         And if the flying birds up in the…

Don’t Fall in Love with an Artist

Paul Gauguin has asked once: “D’où venons Nous Que sommes Nous Où allons Nous” (Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?) Today, I have a reason to celebrate. I know the answers to these questions. But celebrate, I shall not. Not yet. The story behind this painting is quite painful….

In You Alone

Dear God, if there is any hindrance that’s blocking my path to you, I ask that you remove that blockage right now, and let Your grace flood into my life.   With Your overflowing love and kindness, help me set sail and reach wherever you intend me, blown by the power of your Holy Spirit,…

The Way to God

    Reading seeks, meditation finds, prayer asks, contemplation feels.   – The Ladder of Four Rungs, Guigo II  

Between Mind and Heart

  The dry leaves barely hanging on the trees The winter arriving fast at the door of my mind Still hanging on to the fall, I write these words to you because– I fall fast, once I start to fall. I am the fast falling kind.   I write to you somewhere between my mind…

Lonely Little Duck

Not long ago, I was sitting at the big table alone in a cafe one early Saturday morning. I always go for the biggest table if I could because I like to spread out my computer, books, notebooks, newspapers, or whatever I have brought with me all over the table. On this day, I sat…

Pain

A pain to carry, a pain to endure, a pain to suffer.   A pain to hold, a pain to cherish, a pain to embrace.   a pain to remember, a pain to live, a pain to love.   A pain to answer, a pain to save. Some pain.    

Only Love

“We view with horror the thought of going out and traveling about through town and country.”    – An Infinity of Little Hours, Nancy Klein Maguire The book couldn’t speak my mind any better than this. But, I am no monk, and I have a side job as a barista. I need to go out…

Life on the Edge

  There is a scene in the movie “Dying Young(starring Campbell Scott & Julia Roberts)” where Victor listens to the quiet music through his oversized headphone during his chemo therapy. The poisonous chemical goes into his system through the blood vessel, and he closes his eyes and drifts off into the world of numbness where…

I Am Your God

  The room grows darker, lights off, time to pray. I get up from my seat, to kneel on the ground. When my hands meet each other, the Voice reaches my heart saying, “I am your God.”   Silents prayers are the best. Silent tears even better. I am on fire, my soul taken up…

Little Flowers of Love

All of hatred, gossip, jealousy… will have to stop somewhere and it stops with me.   Whatever negative comes into me, I soak it in let it cross over and I turn in into nothingness.   And from that, Love springs like a new plant, and that’s what I pass on. Little flowers of love.

There is Nothing on Earth…

  I had a need to give up my everything to the one that I love in the most dynamic way. To showcase my crazy, burning love for Him, I needed a stage. I desired to renounce the world and hide in God by becoming a nun. Because I’m such a drama queen. I don’t…