After the death of a child

Devastated by the loss of a child, we find ourselves searching the heavens for answers. I know you can’t feel it right now, but can you see the beauty in all these hearts opening to the mysteries of Divine Love? They’re blooming like flowers, basking in a Light that’s helping them grow. I want you to […]

Spiritual Journey: When we think our prayers aren’t being answered …

When we’re too busy grieving unanswered prayers to notice, God shifts the winds and the tides. Ever so gently, He redirects the course of our lives… steering us toward a more gorgeous horizon than we dreamed of. Even while we’re oblivious to His guiding presence … as our tears overflow, the ocean swells up beneath us- […]

Where we get derailed on the spiritual journey

Inevitably, experiences like betrayal, illness, heartbreak and grief change our lives. The question is: for better or worse? I think suffering is the crossroads of our journey toward God. If we process our trials with faith, we can stay on track, developing attributes of forgiveness, patience, wisdom and understanding. We can grow spiritually, learning to […]

Keeping faith through the sorrows of life

I don’t like it when people describe winning or losing a battle with cancer. As passionate as I am about the power of healing prayer, I think the real battle is whether or not we will persevere in faith through trials like cancer, whether we’re cured or not. This week, a seven-year-old little boy in […]

Spiritual Journey: When you’re stuck in heavy emotions

When pain comes crashing down on you like a giant boulder obstructing your path. When it won’t budge no matter how hard you push and you’re exhausted from trying to find a way around it. When your strength fails and all you want to do is move forward, but you’re completely trapped – lean against […]

Encouragement to share your gifts with the world

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 be dark forever? How heavy will it get? […]

Deeper Life: Gratitude for unanswered prayers

While my head was bowed in despair from grief, under the cover of darkness- God lifted me into the journey of a lifetime. Across a vast, deep canyon, through still waters He carried me into greater beauty- wisdom and authenticity. I was blind, but now safely on the other side, I see. I wanted life to be […]

Deeper Life: Keeping hope in hard times

Sometimes we’re like dry earth cracking, parched and waiting for rain to fall from the skies- we can’t make it happen. All we can do is ache and hang on, gazing up to the heavens- praying for better days. I’m here to encourage you: the deluge will come at the perfect time- just don’t give […]

Making glory out of grief

Oh gluttonous grief, you don’t scare me. I know your heaviness is just a woolly blanket that can’t suffocate the essential part of me. I’ll sleep through the sadness and prickly heat as long as it takes. Then at the first True Light opportunity, I’ll cast you off to rise and shine brighter than I ever thought […]

Prayer After Loss of Father

God, please uplift those who are grieving the loss of their father today. Help them capture favorite memories of him. Crystalize his most distinctive characteristics in their minds. Help them to experience the essence of who He is in their hearts, so they realize that He will always be with them in a spiritual way. Quickly bring healing […]