Simple Faith: Learning to trust

I didn’t want to take your hand. I didn’t want to follow you. Again and again, I called You back into the comfort I believed in. But there was no stopping You. In the end, I realized I couldn’t truly live without You. In the end, I ran after You – past everything I’d known, through my fears […]

Learning to rise above drama and set healthy boundaries

Look out, firefly for grubby hands that like to catch bright lights and seal them in a jar. So full of radiance, you can’t imagine their jealousy- wanting to grasp a glint of something that can’t really be contained… willing to steal your freedom for an illusion of their own. Rise high, firefly- above their reach. […]

Simple Faith: Encounter God in ordinary

God hides the ordinary. Eternity wants to be found. In this moment, what are you looking for? 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 […]

Just a Reminder: Every prayer matters

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 […]

Thank You! For radiating Christ’s 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.

Deeper Life: Finding beauty in the ashes of our broken dreams

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.  

Encouragement! For when life has crushed your spirits

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 […]