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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
God uses miracles like matchsticks to ignite hearts with the Spirit of truth. He wants to spread quickly, like wildfire.
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.
I’ve seen the way life’s jungles open up into meadows more beautiful than we imagined. If we want to see God’s glory, we need to persevere. I say: Hack through the brambles, crawl through the muck. Sleep in a damp cave if you have to. Whatever you do, don’t give up. One day, you’ll burst […]