Simple Faith: Cultivating friendship with God

Prayer is a cup of coffee with our Creator, who loves us perfectly. We become the average of the five people we spend the most time with. Today, I encourage you to ask yourself: Is Jesus on your top five list? Saint Teresa of Avila said “Prayer is nothing more than spending a long time […]

Unite in Prayer for Peace

Creator of heaven and earth, Thank You for loving each and every one of us. Forgive us for ways we have harmed each other in our humanity. Today, I ask that you apply peace like a soothing balm to our aching world. Heal hearts that long for You. Through hearts, soothe families. Through families, soothe communities. […]

Encouragement to persevere in prayer

Like smooth stones skipping, every prayer has a ripple effect. Love creates invisible waves of grace that change everything. Saint Augustine said “Faith is to believe what you do not see; The reward of this faith is to see what you believe.” We certainly don’t always see the ripple effect of our prayers right away, and […]

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, […]

Deeper Life: Claim the truth of who God created you to be

Today I’m running back in time, combing the fields of my life and uprooting all the weeds that grew from seeds of not enough. Seeds I threw into the wind before realizing how fast my beliefs could overtake reality… Today, I’m replacing lies with the fertile soil of God’s word and little buds of truth. […]

Voices of Unity: Maya Angelou “Still I Rise”

  A world renowned poet and activist, Maya Angelou was a master of connecting with people’s hearts and souls. Growing up in segregated south, she experienced poverty, racism and child rape. Instead of breaking her spirit, these challenges opened her to the depth of human experience and informed her ability to write with faith, power, […]

Finding beauty in the messiness of life

Who can take credit for the glamor of untamed wilderness? Meandering rivers, tangled forests, infinite shades of wildflower… I love how lavishly our Creator tosses seeds and allows them to grow freely. There’s something gorgeous about the messiness of life. If God wanted to, He could create a world full of structure and order. Instead, He created […]