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 […]

I see how your spirit shines

If the night wasn’t so dark, we wouldn’t see the reality of stars. On the black canvas of what you’re going through, I see how your spirit shines. God is an artist, who creates beauty with contrast

Beauty in the ashes

It’s hard to see beauty when she’s dancing in the ashes of our broken dreams. But with chubby cheeks covered in soot, she’s always there kicking up dust, revealing an eternal perspective, which can be hidden but not destroyed.

Bright new life

I’ve seen the way life’s jungles open up into meadows more beautiful than we imagined. If we want to see God’s glory, we need to persevere. I say: Hack through the brambles, crawl through the muck. Sleep in a damp cave if you have to. Whatever you do, don’t give up. One day, you’ll burst […]

Unanswered prayers

While my head was bowed in despair from grief, under the cover of darkness- God lifted me into the journey of a lifetime. Across a vast, deep canyon, through still waters He carried me into greater beauty- wisdom and authenticity. I was blind, but now safely on the other side, I see. I wanted life to be […]

True beauty

Will you cultivate superficial beauty only to be admired? Or will you allow your God-given natural radiance to shine? I hope you find the courage to show them your insides. Underneath all your vain attempts to belong in this world, you really are stunning. With your gorgeous, peace-loving presence and spiritual connection, you have the power to leave […]

Life’s work

We need more brave souls, who are willing to undertake the radical migration from the safety of their heads into the wilderness of their hearts. Don’t worry, I’m not advocating for you to lose your mind- I just want you to know that thinking only travels so far. There’s an ethereal world out there that […]

The riches found in prayer

I’m here to tell you the good news: There is a gemstone treasure waiting to nourish your soul in the quiet depths of contemplation. If you could begin to fathom the wealth of graces waiting for you under the surface of life, you wouldn’t hesitate to dive right into the crystal clear pool of silence. I encourage you to […]