Unite in Prayer for Peace

Creator of heaven and earth, Thank You for loving each and every one of us. Forgive us for ways we have harmed each other in our humanity. Today, I ask that you apply peace like a soothing balm to our aching world. Heal hearts that long for You. Through hearts, soothe families. Through families, soothe communities. […]

Deeper Life: Finding beauty in the messiness of life

Who can take credit for the glamor of untamed wilderness? Meandering rivers, tangled forests, infinite shades of wildflower… I love how lavishly our Creator tosses seeds and allows them to grow freely. There’s something gorgeous about the messiness of life. If God wanted to, He could create a world full of structure and order. Instead, He created […]

How prayer cultivates unity

In case you can’t tell by the title of my blog, I have a heart for bringing people together. I struggle with the negative impact divisive political and religious discourse is having on our society. I want to use my voice to spread uplifting messages that help people connect to God and each other in […]

Spiritual Journey: when you need to say YES to God’s generosity

God doesn’t care if you’re still in pajamas or how long its been since you washed your hair. Every day, He shows up with an expectant grin to knock on the door of your soul. He waits patiently with a bouquet of roses, heart-shaped balloons and a flash mob of angels at His disposal, fully […]

The power of carrying people’s stories in our hearts

Reflecting on all the different forms of prayer that I love, I think my favorite is one that I’ve never technically heard of or articulated even though it’s so natural I can’t by any means claim to have invented it. I think one of the most powerful ways we can bring God into someone’s life […]

Deeper Life: Finding beauty in the ashes of our broken dreams

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.

Spiritual Journey: When you’re feeling all alone

Loneliness is just God’s way of keeping you all to Himself. He’s like a child, who doesn’t want to share His favorites. Who else can you turn to when darkness closes in and no one’s in sight? It’s all part of His master plan … He wants to be the only shiny thing you can imagine. He wants you […]

Simple Faith: Remember who you are created to be

Believe it or not, You are made in the image and likeness of our Creator. You are Light. You are Love. You are Beauty. You are Truth. And You are WAY more powerful than you think. There will always be shadows, temptations like rain clouds knocking at your door- but You get to decide if you let them […]

Simple Faith: Marvel at God’s creation

All God really wants is our awe and wonder at His majesty. Wherever we are, whatever we’re doing, we can stand together in spirit- at the foot of His perfect love, eternally pouring beauty into the world. Whether we’re at church or home, in the mountains or on a train- we can pay attention; we can gaze at […]

Spiritual Journey: After you say a wholehearted yes to your calling

When I first sensed the marvel of Your presence in my heart, I was drawn like a child to a carnival ride. I perceived Your power and imagined You’d take me further and faster – exactly where I wanted to go, I said yes. Years of wholehearted yeses later, I’ve learned that the richness of […]