Yesterday afternoon Mary Ann and I went for a walk with our dogs. We walked down to one of the Ranch buildings that is being renovated to check on the progress. As we were looking around inside, she saw a roadrunner bird that was caught inside the entranceway. There were glass … [Read more...]
Posts from Ellen
Being born and raised in Hawaii, it was a shock to my system when the Lord called me to live in the desert of New Mexico. I visited The Lord's Ranch in Vado as part of a 3 week college mission trip. God spoke very clearly to me during the first week of it that He wanted me to stay put. So I never left. And that was over 30 years ago. One of my greatest joys is to help people come closer to God and to experience in a real and personal way how much He loves them.
"For we can do this with God’s help, which always remains available, even if we do not clearly perceive it." St. Ignatius of Loyola, Spiritual Exercises #320 Continuation of a series of talks I give on St. Ignatius of Loyola’s rules for discernment of spirits, drawing on … [Read more...]
There is a beautiful and unusual image of Jesus on the Cross that is found in the castle of St. Francis Xavier in Spain. What makes this crucifix unique is that Jesus is smiling, having just completed His passion and agonizing death. Ever since I first saw this image, I have … [Read more...]
"During a time of desolation one should never make a change. Instead, one should remain firm and constant in the proposals and in the decision which one had on the day before the desolation..." St. Ignatius of Loyola, Spiritual Exercises Part 5 of a series of talks on St. … [Read more...]
Sometimes the Lord has to teach us certain lessons the hard way. This has happened to me more times than I care to recount. One lesson He keeps trying to teach me is to have more compassion on people and their weaknesses. I want to share a scary experience I had where this lesson … [Read more...]