I used to think this prayer was crazy, now I think it’s brilliant

When I first started devoting time to prayer as a young adult, I mostly asked God for what I wanted, when I wanted it. Fortunately, I was in a place of desiring good things like being healthy and happy, having lots of friends, a sense of adventure and an ability to positively impact others with […]

Magnetic God

Why do I resist you? You’re like a magnet of pure love, drawing me in- it takes all my strength to stay away. What if I just let go? And allow myself to unite.

There is a light beyond this darkness

Into still and inky waters – under pitch black skies, I row. There is a light beyond this darkness – I can feel it in my soul. It’s a mystery that calls me – with every prayer, I row. Deeper and further away from the shore- I lose sight of everything I’ve known, and still I row. […]

Advice from a fellow spiritual traveler

Hey, great to see you. Are you getting excited about the trip? I know, I hear it’s going to be amazing. I have to ask: What’s that in your hands? Why did you bring it here, all the way to the gate? Didn’t you hear we can’t take anything with us? He specifically said nothing […]

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 […]

Fountain of life

Wherever I go, there You are – pulsing inside me, a Crystal Fountain of Life, springing from the depths of my soul – increasingly overflowing Your love into the world. The more I let go of myself and welcome Your Pristine Spirit, the more courageously I walk through fire and the less I’m burned. I thank […]

For dreamers

When we feel overwhelmed by the sea of life, it’s easy to forget that our Heavenly Father taught us to walk on water. But I’m here to remind you: He did. So no matter how stormy it is outside, and no matter how ridiculous you think your dream is, open your heart! Pray for courage, and […]

Prayers like paper lanterns

Don’t let the horrors of the world fool you. No matter how powerless you feel, there is always something you can do to help. Just light up your best intentions from deep within your heart, and send prayers into the sky like paper lanterns. Your faith will rise up like a guiding star for others; […]

Just let it go

Here it is, Lord – I have one last thing to give you, and I’m finally ready. I’ve been clutching it heavy to my chest for so long that I started to think it was part of who I am. But I finally realize, it’s just a rain cloud- and I’m the vast openness beyond- […]