Personal Reflection

Christ’s Living Roses

Similar to the Aztec culture of Juan Diego's time, far too often today, women allow their dignity and their purity to be sacrificed to 'false gods' - lust, pornography, and other forms of sexual violence.

Birthing New Life Through Suffering

In this post, I am sharing the vision and words our Bridegroom gave to me earlier this month while I prayed the Divine Mercy Chaplet with members of the Sisterhood of Mary, Mystical Rose of God. I ask that you would please read it prayerfully and keep praying for mercy and healing for all His Roses… the Roses that can only fully bloom when men and women recognize and respect the dignity of one another and their complementary relationship… God’s plan from the beginning. Mary, Mystical Rose of God, enfold us all in your mantle of protection and comfort. Love and prayers, Laura 🌹 Yesterday, (September 1, 2020), as Jo, Brenda, Michele, and I prayed the Divine Mercy Chaplet for all His Roses and the men whose thorns harm not protect them, Jesus spoke to me about and allowed me to sh...[Read More]

Transforming Love

Dear Roses, Jesus doesn’t just desire the transformation of our hearts. He desires our total and complete transformation in His Love… a transfiguration of our souls, hearts, minds, and bodies which necessarily leads to a transformation of our thoughts, words, and deeds. He wants to make us NEW in every way! As the Bridegroom heals our hearts and makes us new in His Love, we enter more fully into a spousal relationship with Him. And so we must take some time in prayer to ask Him, “My Jesus, how are You calling me to live our spousal love not just in my prayer time but throughout my day, in my vocation, work, leisure, and relationships with others? Show me how to live our Love.” At Hope’s Garden, as we journey through The Song of Songs with our guidebook The Cantata of Love, our hope i...[Read More]

Incomprehensible Truth

Jesus is standing waiting for me at the wedding altar in this moment, but He was also there yesterday, last week, two years ago, ten years ago, every day, every moment of my life beginning at my baptism.

Open the Door to Healing

I experience a deep peace when I shift my perspective and see my physical and emotional pain as the doorway to healing.

He Knows My Heart, More than I

“I thought my life was falling apart, little did I know that it was then that Jesus was answering my prayer to deepen my faith.” 

Miracle of Mutual Love

Let us abide in His Sacred Heart, our dwelling, our refuge, and the source of all our love, received and given. Mutual love is sacred because it flows from one source: the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

God’s Love Song

As God creates each human person, He’s singing to us.. a timeless song of true love is engraved, inscribed deep into our hearts by God Himself.

A Meditation on the Sacred Heart

Sara takes us through a beautiful visual meditation on the 'Divine Mercy, Sacred Heart of Jesus' painting by Terezia Sedlakova.

Dazzling Femininity

“There came a time when I truly recognized the genius of woman and, as it were, was dazzled by it’s light.” – St. John Paul the Great Just recently, I came across this quote from Saint John Paul the Great in a footnote to his teaching titled “Meditation on Givenness”. My immediate response was, “Whoa! I just love this man!” And then I thought, “How have I never seen this amazing quote before?” After meditating on his beautiful words for a few days, I have to say that my initial responses still hold true and my further reflections are not much more profound.  I can best describe my understanding of what St. John Paul II calls “the feminine genius” with the spousal love analogy. A woman’s body is the visible sign of her feminine genius and her heart. Her body is designed to be open and...[Read More]

The Symphony That Silences

I have heard my Lord calling to me in the night, His voice tender and sweet. The voice of my Beloved is music, healing balm, to my broken heart. And my soul cannot help but to sing a song of love and thanksgiving in reply. The prayers of the Rosary and The Song of Songs are the lyrics of our love song. I have also heard the whispered hissing and incessant manipulative chatter of the evil spirits. The demons want only to tear me away from my Beloved and they know that it is in hearing His harmonious soothing song that I am drawn ever closer to His Heart. They utter words that entice me to doubt who my Lord has said I am and the everlasting unconditional love He has professed to me. “Who do you think you are? Why would the Lord of Creation love you? You are nothing. You matter to no one. You...[Read More]

Seek Me Where I May Be Found

As I draw Him into my daily life through prayer, sacramentals, the Sacraments, reading the Scriptures, and offering all my daily trials and joys to Him through Mary, WE, Christ and I, are walking together.