Encouragement to Guard Your Heart

Your heart is the only home you have to welcome God. Don’t let anything but love inside … The tiniest fear can start a fire that burns the whole place down. Before you know it, jealousy will rob you blind. Bitterness will poison in the air, and when resentment floods the basement, you won’t have […]

Simple Faith: Acknowledge Christ’s presence in ordinary moments

Today You came in the shape of an infant heavy on my chest. the sweet smell of her skin, the warm deep of her breath, the gentle lull into invisible bliss… the tangible connection to eternal calm – Sweet Spirit of God, You are always with me. always real, always pure, always Divine … in the silence […]

Spiritual Journey: When you need to step out on faith

Through prayer, God paves gorgeous paths of graces, just for us – but we still have to say yes to Spirit promptings and follow Angel whispers- all the way into a wilderness we don’t understand … No matter how beautifully He lays the path before us, we’re the ones who need to take it – one […]

Deeper Life: Slowing down to acknowledge God’s presence

Whose voice is that frantically rushing you out the door? Who is pressuring you to abandon your sense of calm? Who is banging that obnoxious drum? YOU. SHOULD. DO. MORE. Is it the Prince of Peace, whose voice is still and small? Is it your Heavenly Father, who abandons fear for love? Beneath the clamor of this […]

Deeper Life: Cultivate a personal relationship with God

When we forget that it’s normal to have conversations with God, we get lost. But thankfully- He never stops looking for us. The more time we spend in prayer, the more we realize God’s presence is with us in a spiritual way. We don’t always feel His presence, and we certainly don’t always literally hear […]

Deeper Life: Saying yes to God no matter what

I feel like I’m toeing the line between two worlds. Trying to please One and survive in the other- I guess that’s the job of a mystic.

Simple Faith: Following the promptings of the Spirit

Following God’s spirit is like trying to catch a squirrel. As soon as you think you know where He’s going, He changes course. After a while, you learn it’s better just to watch and learn. The more you pay attention, the more you realize how playful He is. Truly, we’re at the mercy of an unfathomable, […]

If we really have faith, we should expect miracles

Are you as fascinated with the miraculous healing power of God as I am? I can relate to the crowds, who gathered around Jesus when He walked the earth, seeking His healing touch.  Years ago,  when my infant son was diagnosed with kidney disease – I was drawn to Jesus for healing as well. When […]

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 […]