Author: Sandra

  • Spoken Word | We Belong To Each Other

    Spoken Word | We Belong To Each Other

    We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread but there are many more dying for a little love. Mother Theresa ~ “Imagine you’re walking through a forest. Full of tall strong […]

  • Shadow Days and the Coldest Winter

    Shadow Days and the Coldest Winter

    Only months ago I believed so firmly with every reassurance in prayer and wise counsel that God was answering a prayer that I had long anguished and toiled with in the innermost parts of my heart. I was beyond happy, even friends and family saw something was different about me. I wasn’t just completely wrong […]

  • Did I Make The Right Choice?

    Did I Make The Right Choice?

    “I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story. From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked. One fig was a husband and a happy home and children, and another fig was a famous poet and another fig was […]

  • Leaving The Father’s House

    Leaving The Father’s House

    I think there are three situations that can speak volumes about our faith. 1. When God allows something we don’t want. 2. Not having something we want. 3. Waiting…endless waiting. What do all these 3 things that can make us want to leave the Father’s house and never come back have in common? Pain. Sometimes […]

  • Eternal Summer

    Eternal Summer

    To the summer night with beloved friends that inspired our hearts, Germeen, George, Amanowil, Mark and Mina, thank you for this night.   Sometimes we think that we are in need of a perfect home with everything neatly in place to show hospitality. And sometimes we think we need a perfect heart that has it […]

  • Vulnerability: For Love and Risks

    Vulnerability: For Love and Risks

    Everyone agrees that vulnerability is not something you do with everyone, but the one or two who have earned the right to hear your story. And everyone agrees that it is so hard, which is why we avoid it. I believe, for a multitude of reasons which are so personal and specific to each person, the two main […]

  • Prayers Against Sexual Strongholds

    Prayers Against Sexual Strongholds

    This post is in honor of St Mary of Egypt, the desert harlot turned desert-dweller and our liturgical icon of repentance, whose feast just passed. “The story of Mary of Egypt emphasizes that her prostitution as not a formal one. As the liturgical text puts it in the first person: “For nearly seventeen years I […]

  • What We Need To Ask Each Other

    What We Need To Ask Each Other

    Disclaimer: no one was harmed in the making of this blog post There is a question that I believe can transform our relationships, a question we need to all ask each other more: How can I comfort you? Above all, remember “if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection […]

  • The Church: Healing

    The Church: Healing

    Identity |ʌɪˈdɛntɪti| noun (pl. identities) the fact of being who or what a person or thing is, the characteristics determining who or what a person or thing is “We contain multitudes,” wrote Walt Whitman. Identity is the ground in which our roots find a home. Drifting and unearthed roots will wander aimless and lost in […]

  • Letters To The Broken Hearted I

    Letters To The Broken Hearted I

    “You never need to apologize for how you chose to survive.”  ― Clementine von Radics