When you’re asked to walk a high road

Sometimes we choose to climb mountains. We’re up for a challenge, so we buy maps and boots and join monasteries. Other times, we’re forced to climb. We’re kidnapped by heartache, left in the wilderness- alone with our prayers. Sometimes when we’re asked to walk a high road, it feels more like we’re being left for […]

When we think our prayers aren’t being answered…

When we’re too busy grieving unanswered prayers to notice, God shifts the winds and the tides. Ever so gently, He redirects the course of our lives… steering us toward a more gorgeous horizon than we dreamed of. Even while we’re oblivious to His guiding presence … as our tears overflow, the ocean swells up beneath us- […]

Keeping faith through the sorrows of life

I don’t like it when people describe winning or losing a battle with cancer. As passionate as I am about the power of healing prayer, I think the real battle is whether or not we will persevere in faith through trials like cancer, whether we’re cured or not. This week, a seven-year-old little boy in […]

Encouragement for when you’re stuck in grief

When grief comes crashing down on you, like a giant boulder obstructing your path. When it won’t budge no matter how hard you push and you’re exhausted from trying to find a way around it. When your strength fails and all you want to do is move forward, but you’re completely stuck- lean against it […]

Encouragement to share your gifts

What if a storm cloud refused to rain? Would it stay dark forever? How heavy would it get? How many flowers would miss their chance to bloom, waiting for water that never fell?   What if you refuse to share your heart with the world? Will it feel dark forever? How heavy will it get? […]

Grace like a game of hearts

In cards, when you find yourself losing a game of hearts, you can secretly decide to accept it- it’s called shooting the moon. If you manage to lose completely, you actually win- it’s a path to victory. In faith, when you find your heart aching from the trials of life, you can secretly decide to […]

Miracles and Mysteries

When my infant son Dylan was miraculously healed of kidney disease after being prayed over by a healing priest, I was on fire with the Holy Spirit. My prayers had been answered in a profound way, and my world had been rocked. Where before I had believed in God and prayed for healing miracles, now […]