Miracles and Mysteries

When my infant son Dylan was miraculously healed of kidney disease after being prayed over by a healing priest, I was on fire with the Holy Spirit. My prayers had been answered in a profound way, and my world had been rocked. Where before I had believed in God and prayed for healing miracles, now […]

Spiritual Journey: When you’re suffering

Until you have the courage to enter darkness, You can’t bring the light. We think it’s the end of the world when we suffer, but the Truth is: God gives us opportunities to illuminate the shadows with His love. Isn’t that what you wanted all along? Didn’t you pray to be of service? Didn’t your […]

Deeper Life: Making sense out of suffering

Did you notice how violently the tractor pulverizes the soil before planting? Before they can ever dream of feeding people, seeds need a soft place to grow. We want to nourish others with God’s love, but we aren’t willing to be treated like He was. It’s all part of the process.  

Are you growing closer to God through your struggles?

Have you discovered http://www.explore.org? You can actually watch a live cam of wild grizzly bears catching salmon in a river in Alaska’s wilderness. It’s a breathtaking glimpse into the majesty of creation. As I soaked in the wonder of it from my couch in Iowa, what really started to catch my eye were the salmon. […]