Hole in the Ceiling

What if heaven is just a hole-in-the-ceiling away? When I was little, I had a strange dream. In that dream, I woke up and it was midnight. I stepped down the bed, but I don't remember wearing my slippers. So I opened our bedroom's door, and found all lights off as they should be. The... Continue Reading →

Do you trust Me?

"Do you trust Me?" He asked. Silence. I rephrased the question in my mind, directing it to myself. Do I trust Him? "How do I know if I trust You, Lord?" I asked. There was a short pause. Whether it was for impact or Him thinking quick of an answer, I couldn't tell. "When you're worried... Continue Reading →

Do You Know Your One True Calling?

"You're in another stretch of discernment," the monk was saying, "There's a bigger world outside the convent. Explore your gifts, then see and follow where God is calling you." I was in a silent retreat, and the monk who facilitated it had a one-to-one talk with each of us. Like what most people know, I... Continue Reading →

Batman in a Box

"Mommy, can I play with Batman?" the young boy asked. His neck felt stiff from looking at the Batman in a box - he had his black mask on and his cape was frozen in a flutter behind him. His fists rested on his waist, feet apart. He stood proudly on the shelf. "Remember what... Continue Reading →

Do You Like Yourself?

Do you like yourself? I always translate that question to Do I like Elaine? I know it's weird, but I always take time to leave "I" and "Me" and look at myself as another person. Sometimes, I behold myself as if I'm someone outside of me, another human being. I try to see how I would... Continue Reading →

Forgotten Present

I am sorry, Present. You're a gift I've been taking for granted. I keep thinking about Past and Future, When all I ever have for sure...is you. So at this moment, allow me to remember Who you are.   You are sacred For you are the space in time where God and I meet, Where... Continue Reading →

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