Simple Faith: Keep Your Heart Open

If mercy is for any, it has to be for all. The poor and sick are human, just like the cruel and ruthless. If our love can’t embrace the truth about hard hearts, it’s not soft enough yet. Without mercy, justice will turn us into stone, too. Wouldn’t life be easier if everyone was kind, […]

Unite in Prayer for Teachers

Thank You God for the gift of every single teacher, who truly cares about our young people. Please bless educators in a special way today. Help them to feel appreciated for all they do for our kids on a daily basis. Build a supportive, encouraging community around every teacher, Lord. Move mountains to provide them with […]

Simple Faith: Cultivating friendship with God

Prayer is a cup of coffee with our Creator, who loves us perfectly. We become the average of the five people we spend the most time with. Today, I encourage you to ask yourself: Is Jesus on your top five list? Saint Teresa of Avila said “Prayer is nothing more than spending a long time […]

I used to think this prayer was crazy, now I think it’s brilliant

When I first started devoting time to prayer as a young adult, I mostly asked God for what I wanted, when I wanted it. Fortunately, I was in a place of desiring good things like being healthy and happy, having lots of friends, a sense of adventure and an ability to positively impact others with […]

Laying on of the hands prayer is as natural as breathing

Luke 4:40 “While the sun was setting, all those who had any who were sick with various diseases brought them to Him; and laying His hands on each one of them, He healed them.” Did You know Christians are called to practice laying on of the hands prayer? It’s a simple and beautiful way to bless […]

Prayer for a loved one, who is going into surgery

Jesus, Thank You for being our Divine Physician, who is capable of awe-inspiring miracles. Thank You for loving us perfectly and always wanting the very best for us. Thank You for hearing our prayers and always being there for us. As my loved one goes into surgery today, I entrust her completely into Your loving […]

Advice from a fellow spiritual traveler

Hey, great to see you. Are you getting excited about the trip? I know, I hear it’s going to be amazing. I have to ask: What’s that in your hands? Why did you bring it here, all the way to the gate? Didn’t you hear we can’t take anything with us? He specifically said nothing […]

There’s only one true source for living waters

In the shower the other day as the water went from lukewarm to cool to cold. Instead of accepting the reality of the broken water heater situation, I kept torturing myself by leaning into the cold water, waiting to see if the problem would magically fix itself – it didn’t. I think this relates to […]

Christmas prayer

Jesus, all I want for Christmas is the purity of Your presence in my heart. Please fill me with Your wholehearted joy, Your delight, Your truth, Your freedom, Your courage, Your clarity, Your power, and Your unconditional love. Thank You for all that You are and all that you offer us throughout the year and especially […]

We need to claim God’s power

As Christians, we tend to naturally want to be humble, generous and essentially “good” people, which I’m all for. But I think if we’re serious about following Christ, we need to desire power too. The world is full of those, who relentlessly seek power for selfish reasons, which harm others. As Christians, we have a responsibility to step it up and […]