Deeper Life: The Art of Surrender

We forget to thank the grape, while drinking the wine – but He’s the one, who can teach us how to surrender. Sometimes, we’re called to be crushed for the sake of another. Sometimes in our walk of faith, we are called to “turn the other cheek” for the greater good of God’s plan. Jesus […]

Finding beauty in the messiness of life

Who can take credit for the glamor of untamed wilderness? Meandering rivers, tangled forests, infinite shades of wildflower… I love how lavishly our Creator tosses seeds and allows them to grow freely. There’s something gorgeous about the messiness of life. If God wanted to, He could create a world full of structure and order. Instead, He created […]

I see how your spirit shines

If the night wasn’t so dark, we wouldn’t see the reality of stars. On the black canvas of what you’re going through, I see how your spirit shines. God is an artist, who creates beauty with contrast

Crafted

If we could see the glistening threads of grace, the translucent stitches, and the angels zipping around making sure everyone holds together, we would realize this seemingly chaotic world is actually united by strands of pure love, crafted by the hand of God with wisdom beyond our capacity to fully appreciate.

Beauty in the ashes

It’s hard to see beauty when she’s dancing in the ashes of our broken dreams. But with chubby cheeks covered in soot, she’s always there kicking up dust, revealing an eternal perspective, which can be hidden but not destroyed.

Even more priceless

Don’t worry, it’s ok to be shattered right now. God is really good at gathering fragments of broken hearts and rearranging them into one-of-a-kind mosaics. Creativity is His specialty. Our life experiences are raw materials. He never gets tired of making us even more priceless than we were before.

Never look back …

Loneliness is just God’s way of keeping you all to Himself. He’s like a child, who doesn’t want to share His favorites. Who else can you turn to when darkness closes in and no one’s in sight? It’s all part of His master plan … He wants to be the only shiny thing you can imagine. He wants you […]

God is easy to find (if we have the courage to look in the right places)

If you gaze at the gruesome physicality of the cross long enough, you can begin to see past the horror of suffering- into the gorgeous treasure of graces within. Perfect Love cloaked Himself in the consequences of our actions to save us- could anything be more beautiful? If you have the courage to look, you […]

Faith is like holding the sky in your heart

Faith is having the grace to hold the entirety of sky in your heart. Lightning strikes, the rain pours down, the night is pitch black blindness- you endure, choosing to trust the process. The stars twinkle, aurora borealis dazzles, the sun illuminates the earth- you are pure, radiating God’s glory- in good times and in […]