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Unite in Prayer for those, who are battling cancer

God bless those, who have been diagnosed with cancer. Fill their hearts with Your peace that surpasses understanding. Help them to experience Your strength in a special way through this difficult time. Draw them closer to Your loving presence through this trial.  Give those who are battling cancer a greater realization of the Divine Physician that You […]

Spiritual Journey: Finding God in the brokenness of our humanity

When did the foundation of your life begin to crack? What happened that shattered your illusions once and for all? There are a million ways for our hearts to break; There are a million reasons to fall apart; And thankfully, There is one God, who rushes in to seal every fissure with Love. On the […]

I see how your spirit shines

If the night wasn’t so dark, we wouldn’t see the reality of stars. On the black canvas of what you’re going through, I see how your spirit shines. God is an artist, who creates beauty with contrast

Stealth graces

Where words are too clumsy to go, prayers move secretly like ninjas over barbed wire fences, past guard dogs of broken hearts, around locked doors of raw vulnerability into tiny windows of hope that were left open a smidgen, almost sarcastically: as if angels are going to save me from this grim reality. I know the truth. […]

Beauty in the ashes

It’s hard to see beauty when she’s dancing in the ashes of our broken dreams. But with chubby cheeks covered in soot, she’s always there kicking up dust, revealing an eternal perspective, which can be hidden but not destroyed.

Bright new life

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 […]

The funny thing about praying with incarcerated mothers.

I spent the afternoon praying with women, who were recently released from prison, and I noticed something I think is worth sharing: Incarcerated mothers are just exactly like the rest of us. The moms I prayed with are just ordinary moms, who happen to have spent some time in prison. Like every mom I know, […]

Encouragement for when you’re stuck in grief

When grief 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 stuck- lean against it […]

Prayer for a miracle

Lord, today I am on the edge between giving up and letting go. I need your help. In fact, you are my only hope. I am asking You for a miracle. I have tried everything humanly possible to solve this problem, and it is not getting any better. At this point, I have no logical […]

Spark prayer (for faith in dark times)

Lord, I will stand strong for You. I will not give in to this looming darkness, but I can only shine so far on my own. I want to be a blaze of Your brilliance in the night of this world. Lord, stoke the fire of Your love in my soul. Lengthen me, strengthen me, […]