Encouragement for when you need more patience

I’m just a surfer waiting for the next wave of grace. I’m just a surfer praying for the strength to catch it. As humans with goals, there’s only so much we can do.  We’re affected by circumstances beyond our control like other people’s choices, world events and even our giftedness. Though it’s important for us […]

Spiritual Journey: The dark night of the soul

When God promises you a sunrise, don’t be surprised when He leads you through a pitch black night. The compass He gave you isn’t broken. It wasn’t a mistake to leave everything else behind. You were right to embark on this great adventure. Don’t let the ache in your soul stop you or the lack, […]

Blind faith

Faith is the ability to walk blindfolded across a tight rope. We need reminders that it’s possible to have unshakable confidence in nonphysical senses. How else could we ever traverse the narrow rope that lead to God? Impossible trust is a gift He wishes everyone would ask for.  

Will you open the door?

God doesn’t care if you’re still in pajamas or how long its been since you washed your hair. Every day, He shows up with an expectant grin to knock on the door of your soul. He waits patiently with a bouquet of roses, heart-shaped balloons and a flash mob of angels at His disposal, fully […]

The Spirit in action

Following God’s spirit is like trying to catch a squirrel. As soon as you think you know where He’s going, He changes course. After a while, you learn it’s better just to watch and learn. The more you pay attention, the more you realize how playful He is. Truly, we’re at the mercy of an unfathomable, […]

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.

Faith is like holding the sky in your heart

Faith is having the grace to hold the entirety of sky in your heart. Lightning strikes, the rain pours down, the night is pitch black blindness- you endure, choosing to trust the process. The stars twinkle, aurora borealis dazzles, the sun illuminates the earth- you are pure, radiating God’s glory- in good times and in […]

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 […]

New Year’s resolution prayer

Great Creator of heaven and earth, only You can grasp the complexity of my soul. Instead of trying to craft my own resolution this year, I choose to open my heart entirely to Your will. Fill me with Your Spirit, and guide me through the process of transformation. By Your Providence, help me become a little bit […]