Overcoming resistance to follow your calling

I didn’t want to take your hand. I didn’t want to follow you. Again and again, I called You back into the comfort I believed in. But there was no stopping You. In the end, I realized I couldn’t truly live without You. In the end, I ran after You – past everything I’d known, through my fears […]

Spiritual Journey: Rising above traumatic experiences.

The darkness that was meant to destroy you is your path now. You need to climb up this black mountain. Through anger into forgiveness and wisdom… Find your power. Learn to live in fierce solidarity with the Truth. Walk with your victorious God one step into the Light at a time. Rise above it all. Shine on the […]

Equally adored

When God created each of us in His divine image, He had plenty of yarn left over. He wants to knit us back together again, into communion with each other. Why do we keep stopping Him? It’s silly to argue over differences, when we’re all loved equally by the same Father, whose greatest desire is union […]

Instead of feeling sorry for the refugee family we were helping, I felt …

Pure joy. All eight of us were crammed in an elevator at the local health clinic when Louise started screaming at the top of her lungs. Understandably the single mom of 5, who had spent the last 20 years in a Congolese refugee camp, was startled when the floor started sinking beneath her feet. All […]

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 […]

We need to claim God’s power

As Christians, we tend to naturally want to be humble, generous and essentially “good” people, which I’m all for. But I think if we’re serious about following Christ, we need to desire power too. The world is full of those, who relentlessly seek power for selfish reasons, which harm others. As Christians, we have a responsibility to step it up and […]

Incarcerated parent’s prayer

Lord, I have made some terrible mistakes, and I’m paying the price. Because I’m in prison, I can’t be there for my children physically,  but I don’t want them to suffer for my mistakes. I miss them so much, and I feel horrible for the pain I’ve caused them in my absence. Please be with them everywhere they […]

Peacemaker’s prayer

Into the darkness of a world divided by hatred, give me the courage to carry Your light. Radiate Your truth so brightly through me that I can’t help but cast out lies. Ignite the fire of Your love so boldly in me that I leave trails of freedom, wherever I go.   In Jesus name, […]

Me Too Prayer (for courage to speak out against sexual assault)

Thank you God for the swell of voices, who have found the courage to speak out against sexual harrassment and assault. It’s awesome to see the truth coming to light and justice being served in some instances. Today, I ask that You rise up even more brave warriors of truth to speak out against their […]