Spiritual Journey: When you’re tempted to settle for anything less than God’s promises

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 […]

Encouragement to persist in faith through trials

I hope I’m there the day your prayers come running giddily up from behind you like children, announcing “it’s time, it’s time.” I hope I get to see how their soft sweet hands take yours, leading you finally into the Light that you’d sensed but couldn’t fathom- into the Glow you’d dared to follow without understanding, into the Brilliance […]

Spiritual Journey: When you need to walk on water

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 […]

Spiritual Journey: When you’re under pressure

One hundred miles beneath the surface of this planet, it takes 2,200 degrees of heat and 725,000 pounds of pressure to forge a diamond, which must be pushed up to the surface through volcanic eruptions to finally be discovered and treasured by humans beings. In our fast-paced society, it’s easy to forget our souls are like […]

How to be bully proof

How can we protect ourselves from a world of criticism and cruelty? I think the answer is simple: We need to be happy with who we are. When we’re truly confident, for the most part, bullies leave us alone. And when they do choose to put us down, their insults pour off of us like water […]

Encouragement! For when you need a burst of hope to get through hard times

Remember how He created light out of darkness with the power of His word? No matter what kind of a black hell you’re going through, don’t be fooled – He wants to do the same for you. Just open Your heart to Him as large as you can in prayer, even just a tiny crack is […]

Spiritual Journey: When you’re suffering

Until you have the courage to enter darkness, You can’t bring the light. We think it’s the end of the world when we suffer, but the Truth is: God gives us opportunities to illuminate the shadows with His love. Isn’t that what you wanted all along? Didn’t you pray to be of service? Didn’t your […]

Deeper Life: Keeping hope in hard times

Sometimes we’re like dry earth cracking, parched and waiting for rain to fall from the skies- we can’t make it happen. All we can do is ache and hang on, gazing up to the heavens- praying for better days. I’m here to encourage you: the deluge will come at the perfect time- just don’t give […]

Spiritual Journey: When you’re finally ready to surrender

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- […]

True beauty

Will you cultivate superficial beauty only to be admired? Or will you allow your God-given natural radiance to shine? I hope you find the courage to show them your insides. Underneath all your vain attempts to belong in this world, you really are stunning. With your gorgeous, peace-loving presence and spiritual connection, you have the power to leave […]