Encouragement to seek God in ordinary moments

God hides the ordinary. Eternity wants to be found. In this moment, will you choose to look? Thomas Merton said “To be grateful is to recognize the love of God in everything.” I agree. I don’t think God lives exclusively in church, and I don’t think spiritual experiences have to be lofty, angelic or mystical (though […]

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 […]

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 […]

Radiating love

Can a lantern ever really know how much light shines through her into the world? I want you to know I see Christ in you. Thank you for radiating so much Love.

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.

Extravagant gestures of love

Miracles are just God being Himself. He overflows delight, leaving trails of brilliance and crowds wondering what else He can do. Faith is just awareness of the marvels God is capable of, allowing ourselves to be lavished in extravagant gestures of love.  

Remember

When life knocks us off our horses and tramples us into the mud, it’s easy to forget about God. Next time you’re crushed and defeated, I hope you lift your eyes and Remember: He wants you to rise.

Encouragement to persist in faith through trials

I hope I’m there the day your prayers come running giddily up from behind you like children, announcing “it’s time, it’s time.” I hope I get to see how their soft sweet hands take yours, leading you finally into the Light that you’d sensed but couldn’t fathom- into the Glow you’d dared to follow without understanding, into the Brilliance […]

Encouragement to remember who you are

Believe it or not, You are made in the image and likeness of our Creator. You are Light. You are Love. You are Beauty. You are Truth. And You are WAY more powerful than you think. There will always be shadows, temptations like rain clouds knocking at your door- but You get to decide if you let them […]

Encouragement to share your gifts

What if a storm cloud refused to rain? Would it stay dark forever? How heavy would it get? How many flowers would miss their chance to bloom, waiting for water that never fell?   What if you refuse to share your heart with the world? Will it feel dark forever? How heavy will it get? […]