Encouragement to persevere in prayer

Like smooth stones skipping, every prayer has a ripple effect. Love creates invisible waves of grace that change everything. Saint Augustine said “Faith is to believe what you do not see; The reward of this faith is to see what you believe.” We certainly don’t always see the ripple effect of our prayers right away, and […]

Deeper Life: Claim the truth of who God created you to be

Today I’m running back in time, combing the fields of my life and uprooting all the weeds that grew from seeds of not enough. Seeds I threw into the wind before realizing how fast my beliefs could overtake reality… Today, I’m replacing lies with the fertile soil of God’s word and little buds of truth. […]

Spiritual Journey: Finding God in the brokenness of our humanity

When did the foundation of your life begin to crack? What happened that shattered your illusions once and for all? There are a million ways for our hearts to break; There are a million reasons to fall apart; And thankfully, There is one God, who rushes in to seal every fissure with Love. On the […]

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

If we could see

If we could see the glimmering graces that soar into life on butterfly wings If we could see how they’re carried naturally on gentle breezes to hearts in need If we could see the way souls open up to receive the beautiful Truth about Love… We would stop wondering why God doesn’t give us more important jobs. […]

When dreaming big pays off

I have a son, who is a born dreamer. When he saw his first NBA basketball game, he fell in love with the glory that can be found in sports. He spends a fair share of time fantasizing about breakaway slam dunks and half court buzzer beaters. I cringe when his fantasizing comes across more […]

One step at a time

When we don’t believe in carrying crosses, we settle for distractions in the valley and miss out on glory waiting for us at the top. The mountain is real, and the climb is worth it. Just take a deep breath and one step at a time. Don’t fall for the illusion that it’s easy to follow in […]