Last year around this time, I organized a candlelit prayer vigil for a friend, whose unborn child was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. It was a beautiful opportunity to gather as a community and focus on Christ’s ever-present light in the darkness of what they were going through and what at some point in life, […]
Unless we have been forced to leave our country due to violence, persecution or natural disaster, we probably can’t imagine the struggles faced by refugees on their journey to start a new life. Through prayer, we can open our hearts to show empathy and solidarity with those, who have been so drastically impacted by circumstances […]
You are invited to a Popsicle Party FUNdraiser for refugees on August 8th at 5:30 PM at Veterans Memorial Park, which is located at 1645 23rd Street in Bettendorf, Iowa. This family-friendly event is an opportunity to share summer fun and cold treats with open-hearted people like you, while expressing solidarity with refugees across the […]
The first time I tried to meditate was a total and complete disaster – at least it felt like one to me. I loved everything about the candlelit prayer service I was attending, so I was surprised to discover that when we were invited to sit in prayerful silence, I was instantly confronted with something […]
Do you really need to lug that boulder up the mountain all by yourself? Shoulders sagging, spirit wilting in the hot sun … What would happen if you put it down for a moment and called out to your Father for help? What would happen if you opened your heart in prayer? Do you believe in […]
If we’d all tune in and listen deeply enough to the Perfect Quiet inside, we’d all know the Way, the Truth and the Light for ourselves … We could wander in a trillion different directions and remain One, united beyond time and space, free like children playing, knowing what to do without making any sense. We’d […]
It’s fun to imagine we’re the ones with all the answers, but we’re just like everybody else – blind, compared to God. As much as our human nature wishes it did, true faith doesn’t have all the answers. To be authentic, faith has to embrace the mystery of God. Though we can learn a lot […]
Ezekiel 36:26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. God, we are seeing an increase of malicious violent acts in our society, and it is horrifying. It’s tempting to label the people, who […]
I love it when my path intersects with someone, who’s climbing the same mountain on a completely different trail. Lets exchange stories and walk together for a while- maybe we can learn from each other. Maybe we can agree on some things about God.
God colors outside the lines Beyond the boundaries of politics and religion, God uses every color of open heart to paint His masterpieces.