There are times on my journey that I learn uncomfortable lessons. These are the lessons I'm grateful for after I go through them but really would love to trade in for a refund while I'm in the midst of the experience. This is one such time in my life right now. Thankfully, God does not … Continue reading Nestle… or Wrestle? (The Surprising Gift of Deliberate Helplessness)
I love sitting in silence inside old churches in Europe. Though my home church's meeting place in Dubai looks nothing these cavernous galleries of marble and gold, I find so much value in this ancient style of church design. Old European churches may not do much to inspire you toward an intimate personal experience with … Continue reading What to Do When God Says “Be Still” (Besides Freaking Out & Getting Stressed)
Your Maker is your husband, the Lord of Hosts is his name; and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer.” - Isaiah 54:5 Hello, Beautiful Sister, I see you there. You have a deep desire to be married, to create a family that honors God. Perhaps He has even given you a word confirming this … Continue reading The Real Reason Mr. Right Hasn’t Shown Up Yet
NOTE: The following is a featured post from 2016 which first appeared on my former creative blog, Scrappy Storyteller. I'm sharing this as a way of embracing my past creative self and sharing ideas she had that, well, still matter today. Enjoy! “Be fully present. Feel your heart. And engage the next moment without an … Continue reading Weightless Warrior: On Fencing Well at 30,000 Feet
I believe God wants us to have the things we are longing for—relationally, creatively and materially.Let me say that again. I believe God wants us to have the things we are longing for—relationally, creatively and materially. If that sounds like I believe God is my ATM, ready to dole out relationships, artistic projects and cash … Continue reading God Is My ATM, No Matter How Offensive That Sounds
“Yes, God is more than ready to overwhelm you with every form of grace, so that you will have more than enough of everything--every moment and in every way. He will make you overflow with abundance in every good thing you do.” -- 2 Corinthians 9:8 (Passion Translation) Ever since I began intentionally cultivating my … Continue reading When EL SHADDAI Meets FOMO: Who’s really driving our pursuit of love, creativity and money
“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.“ - John 14:26 There’s a lot of talk in our culture about people who hear voices. It’s one of those topics that’s mostly … Continue reading How Can I Hear the Voice of God?
“He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.” - Luke 19:40 My traveling season began on an unnaturally cold Tuesday night in a stone villa in Northern Tuscany. Oh sure, I was already traveling. Coming 5,000 miles to Italy does count as travel. But I had not yet committed to … Continue reading When God Speaks Through Tuscan Stones