on earth as it is in heaven

 

This is a sacred space where I write down the meditations and reflections of my heart. Below you will find stories from my time in Bolivia, as well as more recent stories of my work in the foster care system. I hope it brings you to your own sacred space of reflection.

 

“Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery that it is. In the boredom and the pain of it no less than the excitement and the gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it because in the last analysis, all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace.” -Frederick Buechner

A Day in the Life

Many have asked me, “What does a typical day look like for you in Bolivia?” I feel like this is something that most people would like to know, so I decided to post about it. First let me just say, every single day is different. Every day brings its own tasks,... read more

May I

After a magical weekend at the salt flats, I revisited this poem I wrote several months ago. It is still as true today as it was then (maybe even more so now).  “May I never lose the wonder of Your mercy.” May I forever be brought to my knees in awe... read more

Madre

“As daughters of Eve, all woman are uniquely gifted to help others in their lives become more of who they truly are—to encourage, nurture, and mother them toward their true selves. In doing this, women partner with Christ in the vital mission of bringing forth life.”... read more

Deeper Waters

I’ve been living in La Paz for over three months now. You could say the “honeymoon” phase of living abroad has worn off. Especially after being in Texas for the holidays, I ache for the comforts of home. Especially when I cracked an egg at 7 AM and it was rotten. Like... read more

Fragile

Sometimes, tears just begin falling. They fall because I’m both terrified out of my mind and so content that I could burst. Because life is more beautiful that I could’ve ever dreamed, but more tragic than I ever dared to imagine. Because my heart feels both fragile... read more

A Season of Expectation

Advent: “a season of expectant waiting and preparation fro the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus Christ at Christmas.” Expecting. Waiting. Preparing. Things that we are not good at as humans, especially during the holiday season. We are much more comfortable... read more