Spiritual Journey: When you are isolated from your community

There is no such thing as alone – not when you believe in angels and Jesus and the living, breathing Spirit of God that is palpably present with you in every moment. You are never alone when you have faith and countless saints, who are cheering for you from the sidelines of your life. It’s […]

Deeper Life: Strengthen your faith through empathy

To pray, just gather the sorrows of this world into your heart like roses until they are too heavy to carry alone, then you can finally learn to experience the joy of surrender.   Psalm 34:18 “The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” In this world of […]

Encouragement to step into the Light of Christ

I am taking off my sunglasses. I am stepping out of the shadows. I want to see this glistening, golden, gorgeous Light for myself … I want to know: Can I keep my eyes open in the face of God’s Glory? How much of this Radiant Love can I stand? At 5 months old, it’s […]

Spiritual Journey: Discovering grace in heartache

When the wrapping paper is darkness and your eyes are blinded by tears, how will you recognize a gift from God for what it is? What will convince you to tug on that black ribbon and see what’s inside for yourself? Will you hear the angels whisper? Will you feel them take your hands? Will you […]

Inner Workout: For when your prayers aren’t answered

When we don’t get what we think we want, it’s time to dig deep and find the Source of awe and patience inside. The Truth is hard and beautiful, worth infinitely more than your time. He’s crafting something better than you can even imagine right now. When will your heart be open enough to receive it? Unanswered […]

Simple Faith: Embracing Vulnerability

The armor that keeps you safe is blocking the light. Why don’t you put down that 10-ton shield, and see for yourself? The beautiful, dangerous fullness of life is waiting for you, and there’s only one way to experience it. Researcher Brene Brown said “Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. […]

Spiritual Journey: Rising above traumatic experiences.

The darkness that was meant to destroy you is your path now. You need to climb up this black mountain. Through anger into forgiveness and wisdom… Find your power. Learn to live in fierce solidarity with the Truth. Walk with your victorious God one step into the Light at a time. Rise above it all. Shine on the […]

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 […]

Just a Reminder: Believe in the power of prayer

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. […]