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.  

Simple Faith: Believe God loves everyone equally

God colors outside the lines Beyond the boundaries of politics and religion, God uses every color of open heart to paint His masterpieces.

Spiritual Journey: When you’re lost in the wilderness

I’ve seen the way life’s jungles open up into meadows more beautiful than we imagined. If we want to see God’s glory, we need to persevere. I say: Hack through the brambles, crawl through the muck. Sleep in a damp cave if you have to. Whatever you do, don’t give up. One day, you’ll burst […]

Prayer of gratitude

Heavenly Father, Thank You. Thank You for the vastness of Your love all around me. Thank You for Your glorious expanse. Thank You for being infinitely more beautiful than I can imagine. Thank You for the mystery of Your grandeur beyond what I perceive. Thank You for dwelling within me. Thank You for pouring Your spirit […]

Christmas Manger Prayer (for Jesus to be born safely in our hearts today)

Jesus, With all the chaos of celebrating the season, it’s easy to forget You were born in a manger because King Herod was trying to kill you, due to being threatened by the prophecies of Your power. I adore the way God guided You to safety in Bethlehem through Mary and Joseph’s obedience as refugees. It’s […]

Deeper Life: The power of contemplative prayer

The more time I spend contemplating Divinity, the more I notice enormous waves of Love welling up in me. Like typhoons of gorgeous light, a Power Beyond Me rises up and asks to be unleashed in the world- I say yes, and galeforce angel winds blow seeds of grace to God only knows where. I don’t […]