Embracing the fullness of my messy, miraculous life

This is the road of authenticity – one day rocky, another smooth. It’s easy to love the sand squishing between our toes, hot sun warming our souls … storms are another story. One way or another, we need to believe in the Light that never stops shining behind clouds and radiates always deep inside. This is the […]

Spiritual Journey: What to expect while deepening your prayer life

Sometimes, prayer is the divine experience of basking in Love, like sunshine. Other times, prayer is the divine labor of chasing fear like rats out of the kitchen. When we begin to cultivate a prayer life, we often quit because we think we’re doing something wrong when we discover how hard it is. We know […]

Deeper Life: Claim the truth of who God created you to be

Today I’m running back in time, combing the fields of my life and uprooting all the weeds that grew from seeds of not enough. Seeds I threw into the wind before realizing how fast my beliefs could overtake reality… Today, I’m replacing lies with the fertile soil of God’s word and little buds of Truth. […]

Deeper Life: Creating light out of darkness

There’s a coarse black blanket that can shroud light for a while, but it doesn’t have the power to extinguish what God created. When we pray under the cover of darkness, eventually we grow so radiant that the Creator decides it’s time to unveil His work. With dramatic flair, He pulls the dark cloak off, and we experience the reason He […]

Simple Faith: Walk toward the Light

I used to wonder about the darkness. I was obsessed with how it consumed some people and transformed them into cold cruelty, unyielding hardness. The answers settled into my bones as shadows, textures of despair- thick hopelessness, futility like a fog. What’s the point of shining in this world? Now I wonder about the light. […]

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, […]

New Year’s resolution prayer

Great Creator of heaven and earth, only You can grasp the complexity of my soul. Instead of trying to craft my own resolution this year, I choose to open my heart entirely to Your will. Fill me with Your Spirit, and guide me through the process of transformation. By Your Providence, help me become a little bit […]

Deeper Life: Transformation in Christ

Lord, You are my cocoon. In the safety of Your love, I can turn to mush and be made new, emerging when the time is right- with angel wings, ready to soar. Related Scripture Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new […]

Unite in Prayer: For prisoners

Lord, Your love is the most powerful force in the universe. Your Spirit can travel through prison walls and into the souls of those, who need You most. Please find a way to touch the hearts those, who are incarcerated right now. Whether they are guilty of the most horrific crime or a minor infraction, every […]

Inner Workout: Transforming darkness into light through forgiveness

Thank you for casting so much darkness at me. If you hadn’t been so relentless, I wouldn’t have called forth so much Light. Now I shine like the noonday sun, and your shadows can’t come near me. I forgive you and will pray for you always.     Related Scripture Psalm 37:6 “He will make your […]