Encouragement to step into the Light of Christ

I am taking off my sunglasses. I am stepping out of the shadows. I want to see this glistening, golden, gorgeous Light for myself … I want to know: Can I keep my eyes open in the face of God’s Glory? How much of this Radiant Love can I stand? At 5 months old, it’s […]

Spiritual Journey: Let Love be Your Guide

Follow Love like a candle,  like a star, like the only light  in a midnight wilderness  … Follow Love like a treasure map  through dangerous lands far beyond your comfort and wildest dreams … Leave everything but Love behind.  Follow Love like the sound of running water in the desert. When you’re lucky enough to […]

Spiritual Journey: When You Reach the Limits of Your Human Capabilities

When I allowed my heart to open so far, so fast that it shattered into a million tiny pieces – I didn’t realize I was making the smartest decision of my life. My love exploded into the universe like fireworks vanishing into thin air, and I experienced the gaping emptiness of my broken humanity – […]

Deeper Life: Cultivate an Eternal Perspective

If it wasn’t for darkness, we’d never see the glorious workings of Light. Our struggles are a stage for God to dance in on and dazzle us with His brilliant performance. Someday, we’ll live together in His kingdom … basking in Pure Radiance- grateful we risked everything to experience the contrast here. Matthew 4:16 “The people […]

Simple Faith: Embrace the present moment

When a brilliant ray falls from the sky like a beam of love to light your path, be there to see it. When a stream of golden sunshine arrives Divine, just to warm your skin for a moment- be there to feel it. Do you ever wonder why life is so dazzling sometimes? Are you curious? […]

Deeper Life: Experience the transformational power of prayer

Like a stone at the seashore, waves of God’s love crash over me, smoothing away my rough edges. Mother Teresa said “I used to think prayer changes things. Now I know prayer changes us, and we change things.” Let’s face it! We all have a lot of work to do to reach our full potential […]

When dreaming big pays off

I have a son, who is a born dreamer. When he saw his first NBA basketball game, he fell in love with the glory that can be found in sports. He spends a fair share of time fantasizing about breakaway slam dunks and half court buzzer beaters. I cringe when his fantasizing comes across more […]

Spiritual Journey: When you’re tempted to settle for anything less than God’s promises

When we don’t believe in carrying crosses, we settle for distractions in the valley and miss out on glory waiting for us at the top. The mountain is real, and the climb is worth it. Just take a deep breath and one step at a time. Don’t fall for the illusion that it’s easy to follow in […]

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.