12 Edge Teens + 1.5 hours = ?

Do you find yourself playing the quiet game with young teens? “Hey lets play the quiet game. Let’s see who can stay quiet the longest. Ready… GO!!!” Or “Let’s see if we could stay quiet for 5 minutes. Starting… NOW!” Why do we choose 5 minutes instead of 30 minutes? Better yet, why not 1 […]

“In Silence”

To start off the new year, we had the incredible opportunity to do an eight day silent retreat. Going in, I had no idea what to expect. Eight days of silence and solitude sounded kind of miserable. But, as soon as I shut the door to the world by committing to seeking only God during […]

Be Quiet!: God Speaks and Heals in the Silence

Turning off my cell phone was difficult. So was not listening to music, not having conversations (except 1 hour a day with a spiritual director), internet, and everything for eight days . . . but it was so worth it because I was able to pray in a way I never have before. I asked […]

Not Enough Time In the Day

Back in Seattle 6 weeks ago , my heart was restless and it was hard to find peace. My day was spent in sections – time for God was at daily mass and a few random prayers throughout the day. The rest of the day was spent doing whatever I needed to get done. The […]