Earlier this year I started noticing that my big toe was painful. I would notice it especially in bed at night when there was pressure on it or when wearing certain shoes. I thought it was an ingrown toenail, which I have had in the past, so I tried to take care of it doing the … [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.
In the story of Martha in the gospel, she started off well — she invited Jesus into her home. But then she got distracted and burdened by all the things she felt she had to do. She started complaining and feeling sorry for herself, and thought she’d get a little sympathy from … [Read more...]
The rich young man asks Jesus, “What do I still lack?” That is a very good question we can all ask Jesus. Sometimes we reach a plateau in our spiritual lives; we are on cruise control. But God is always doing something new, and He wants us to be a part of that. Children … [Read more...]
I recently shared with you a reflection from my annual silent retreat. I'd like to share another image that I received at the very beginning of those days spent in prayer. In this meditation, St. Ignatius of Loyola invited me to follow him, and he led me over to a very … [Read more...]
If you only had a minute to share with someone the Good News, these are the points to make: We have all sinned. Our sin separates us from God. God did not want to leave us in our sin, so He sent His Son Jesus to die on the Cross for us, taking upon Himself our … [Read more...]