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 […]

The Spirit in action

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 […]

Peacemaker’s prayer

Into the darkness of a world divided by hatred, give me the courage to carry Your light. Radiate Your truth so brightly through me that I can’t help but cast out lies. Ignite the fire of Your love so boldly in me that I leave trails of freedom, wherever I go.   In Jesus name, […]

Power of prayer

Prayer isn’t a magic wand, but it can be an eternal elixir. We can’t control the way God answers us, but we can open up to Divine possibilities. Even when He says no to our outrageous demands and gently redirects us to a greater plan, He gives us an opportunity to drink in His spirit […]

Shift your focus to faith

To me, every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle. – Walt Whitman To fully experience the joy a life of faith can offer, we must cultivate a spirit of gratitude. Life can be hard, but the truth is: God is walking with us through it all, whether our hearts are […]