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 […]

Simple Faith: Remember who you are created to be

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? […]

Encouragement! For when you feel stuck

I see you bogged down with stress, like you’re mired in quicksand up to your neck- heavy laden, motionless, stuck, ready to give up- I want to encourage you back into Hope. With God, there is no such thing as a trap. If you lift Your eyes to the heavens, He’ll strengthen you through the […]

Own your sensitivity

It’s crazy, but it’s true – I have to warn you. They’ll literally try to talk you out of being yourself. they’ll go to dramatic lengths to complete this task- It’s like they have an advertising campaign specifically designed to silence you, but don’t let them fool you. Trust me: There is no such thing as […]

Are you growing closer to God through your struggles?

Have you discovered www.explore.org? You can actually watch a live cam of wild grizzly bears catching salmon in a river in Alaska’s wilderness. It’s a breathtaking glimpse into the majesty of creation. As I soaked in the wonder of it from my couch in Iowa, what really started to catch my eye were the salmon. […]