thoughts & notes

March 5, 2019

I am so excited to announce that my new book, Built on Faith: Transform Your Life Through Affirmative Prayer is available in eBook and paperback!

Are you ready to build a life for yourself that really works? This book is about giving you the tools to do just that – to p...

October 13, 2018

"It's not this race, but how I'm running. Not who I was, who I'm become. Steady on, I'll finish strong on this path."Denise Rosier, Hallelujah Today

I listened to this song on my 6 hour drives from Phoenix to San Diego for ministerial school classes and allowed it to be...

October 10, 2018

Learning not to trust yourself.

Hiding what happened because you're ashamed.

Acting out in understandable ways.

Being vocally judged for your age-inappropriate sexual knowledge and behavior.

Not being able to un-know what you know.

Being told by a classmate that you need to...

September 18, 2018

Most of us come to spirituality because we are ready to have a different experience in life.  Perhaps we're tired of being angry or of feeling defeated, of being lonely or of yearning for something more. Whatever the details that lead us to the study of spirituality, o...

September 11, 2018

"Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.

Where there is hatred, let me sow love.

Where the is injury, pardon;

where there is doubt, faith;

Where there is despair, hope;

Where there is darkness, light;

Where there is sadness, joy.

Oh, Divine Master, grant that I may

Not only...

August 7, 2018

"In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich."  Dietrich Bonhoeffer

I took my last exam today. My very last one.  After three and a half years of study. After graduation. After n...

October 2, 2017

“To not judge is to be like a peach. We shrink our space by giving up controlling others. Instead, we focus on controlling ourselves. We set others free to be who they are.” 
― John Kuypers, 

The Non Judgmental Christian: Five Lessons That Will Revolutionize Your R...

September 15, 2017

Creativity is my bread and butter, so I suppose it’s natural that I have some thoughts on it.  I’ve made a living in creative pursuits my entire adult life, from painting and running a gallery, to jewelry design, music and marketing.  I’d make the case that spiritual m...

August 2, 2017

My life, though, was already quite full before I began this transformation.  I had this plan (yeah, go ahead and laugh) that I would simply rearrange my life a bit to make room.  I wouldn't have to give anything up.  Nothing would fall away.  Famous last words...

August 1, 2017

“Spirituality can release blocks, lead you to ideas, and make your life artful.  Sometimes when we pray for guidance, we’re guided in unexpected directions.  W

e may want a lofty answer and we get the intuition to clean our bedroom.  It can seem so humble and picky...

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