Unite in Prayer for the humane treatment of immigrants and refugees at the border and around the world

God bless the immigrants and refugees around the world, who are being traumatized at the hands of those, who have the power to help them. Especially bless the children, who have been separated from their families at the border between Mexico and the United States. Fill their hearts with the peace that surpasses understanding, and […]

You are invited to stand in solidarity with refugees! The first official Unite in Prayer event is on August 8th …

You are invited to a Popsicle Party FUNdraiser for refugees on August 8th at 5:30 PM at Veterans Memorial Park, which is located at 1645 23rd Street in Bettendorf, Iowa. This family-friendly event is an opportunity to share summer fun and cold treats with open-hearted people like you, while expressing solidarity with refugees across the […]

Spiritual Journey: When there’s an obstacle you need to overcome

It’s easy to stay here, wandering the periphery of life … avoiding the big feelings – hiding from the truth. But how do you really feel about an option that leads nowhere? Everything you really want is on the other side of what you don’t. The only way around is through … A life of […]

Simple Faith: Learning to trust

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 […]

Simple Faith: Cultivate a spirit of unity

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 […]

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 […]