Deeper Life: The relationship between sacrifice and the abundant life Jesus promised

One taste, and I was hooked. Life, the Sweet Abundant Life as promised is soooooo delicious. Pure Love, the only thing that even really exists. I couldn’t help but decide it was worth dying for, and I’ve been doing it ever since with as much grace as I can manage – It’s not as bad […]

Spiritual Journey: When you’re overwhelmed and confused on how to move forward

You have a long way to travel and a choice: will you forge your own path or wait for a ride? In the stillness of prayer, we choose the work of patience. At first, it’s harder than hiking. We want to feel like we’re doing something, going somewhere, in charge. Surrender is the pinnacle of […]

Deeper Life: When you need permission to take care of yourself too

There is a sink full of dishes and laundry to fold, not to mention children to cherish and a world on fire with greed and selfishness, a trillion wounded souls who only want love … and justice. People everywhere starving for a decent meal, an opportunity to heal wounds festering deep inside, a chance to […]

This is where we’re going to unite …

At the edge of your grief and the beginning of mine, where his loneliness intersects with hers, a little ways past our illusions about how perfect this life should be – somewhere in the gorgeous, throbbing fullness of our humanity, we are going to unite – We just need to find that place where our […]

How to create a balloon launch prayer service for refugees

Matthew 18:20 For where two or three gather together in my name, there I am with them. I created and facilitated a Balloon Launch Prayer Service as part of the Popsicle Party, which was a family-friendly event to raise money for Pennies for Refugees, a grassroots effort to raise 1 penny for each of the […]

Encouragement to say yes to God’s tiny invitations all around you

At the end of my life when we’re finally face to face, I don’t want to find out that You loved me anyway – even while I failed to acknowledge the wonder of Your presence all around me. So today, I am taking a deep breath and looking for You in the velvet precision of […]

Deeper Life: Choosing to be authentic at all costs

When all the world told me to hush, be quiet, silly girl … what do you have to say about anything anyway? you’re just a ____, too this, too that, not what you should be … who is even going to care what you have to say? I chose to ignore the whole wide world […]

Unite in Prayer for the 70.8 million refugees on planet earth right now

Unless we have been forced to leave our country due to violence, persecution or natural disaster, we probably can’t imagine the struggles faced by refugees on their journey to start a new life. Through prayer, we can open our hearts to show empathy and solidarity with those, who have been so drastically impacted by circumstances […]

Gifts for the world from the heart of a stay at home mom

I am a stay-at-home mom with a global heart.  I would love to magically heal all the brokenness I see on planet earth and make everyone’s dreams come true like in a Disney movie, but I haven’t figured out how to do that yet, especially while caring for my own four kids. Running the hamster […]