“I am my beloveds and He is mine.”
That is the most important thing you need to know about me. I am loved by the greatest Lover of all and I love Him with all of my heart and soul and strength. He is my everything and He is worthy of my all.
In my life, giving Him my all has a lot to do with words. Whether it is in speaking them, praying them, or writing them, I long for my words to draw others closer to His heart.
Besides writing and speaking, most of my focus in ministry has been in the area prayer and I have led various prayer ministries and prayer teams both locally and globally for over twenty years. Currently I am the Director of The Arising Global which includes running the day-to-day operations of our holistic creative space, Upstairs Arts in Redlands, CA. Upstairs Arts is not only a working artist’s studio and gallery, but is also a house of prayer, equipping center, and just an overall great place to hang out and “be.” If you are ever in Redlands, be sure to stop by!
Although I am a peacemaker at heart, I can also be uncomfortably vocal when it comes to certain areas of injustice—particularly in the area of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. As part of The Arising, I also serve as editor of Voices of Justice an online magazine/blog that “empowers, inspires, and releases voices in the fight against human trafficking.” (For specific blogs on this topic, check here or here.) More than anything, I want to love what He loves, see what He sees, and do what He does.
This, of course, is a work in process. Although I sincerely long to live before Him in the beauty of simplicity, I still get way too busy and way too distracted, way too often. Fortunately He is amazingly patient, unfathomably kind, and abounding in mercy and grace. Because of His great love, I continue to press on to lay hold of that for which He laid hold of me.
I started this blog many years ago and don’t have the time for it I once did but, as time allows, I continue to express my heart here, always with the hope that others will catch a glimpse of His.
If you have any questions or comments about anything on this website, or if you would like to discuss having me come speak to your group, I’d love to hear from you!