Blind faith

Faith is the ability to walk blindfolded across a tight rope. We need reminders that it’s possible to have unshakable confidence in nonphysical senses. How else could we ever traverse the narrow rope that lead to God? Impossible trust is a gift He wishes everyone would ask for.  

The power of carrying people’s stories in our hearts

Reflecting on all the different forms of prayer that I love, I think my favorite is one that I’ve never technically heard of or articulated even though it’s so natural I can’t by any means claim to have invented it. I think one of the most powerful ways we can bring God into someone’s life […]

Stealth graces

Where words are too clumsy to go, prayers move secretly like ninjas over barbed wire fences, past guard dogs of broken hearts, around locked doors of raw vulnerability into tiny windows of hope that were left open a smidgen, almost sarcastically: as if angels are going to save me from this grim reality. I know the truth. […]

There’s only one true source for living waters

In the shower the other day as the water went from lukewarm to cool to cold. Instead of accepting the reality of the broken water heater situation, I kept torturing myself by leaning into the cold water, waiting to see if the problem would magically fix itself – it didn’t. I think this relates to […]

Expect great things from the Lord

This week for the first and last time, all three of my sons were in the same Christmas program at school. My eldest had overcome many fears to take on a lead role, and I had volunteered to work with the kids on their lines so was personally invested in many of them-I was looking […]

Floodgates Prayer (for openness to receive more graces)

Heavenly Father, You are a roaring waterfall of infinite power and glory flowing into the world- I adore you, but I struggle to feel worthy of Your graces. By the power of Your Spirit, wash away my resistance to accepting the outpouring of wonders You have planned for me. Dissipate any doubts that block you from flowing […]

Miracles and Mysteries

When my infant son Dylan was miraculously healed of kidney disease after being prayed over by a healing priest, I was on fire with the Holy Spirit. My prayers had been answered in a profound way, and my world had been rocked. Where before I had believed in God and prayed for healing miracles, now […]

Quicksand encouragement

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 […]

When you’re under pressure

One hundred miles beneath the surface of this planet, it takes 2,200 degrees of heat and 725,000 pounds of pressure to forge a diamond, which must be pushed up to the surface through volcanic eruptions to finally be discovered and treasured by humans beings. In our fast-paced society, it’s easy to forget our souls are like […]