Fear Not

“Fear not little flock for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” – Luke 12:32 ESV These are the words I immediately heard yesterday when I asked Jesus what He was saying. There is so much comfort in this one short sentence. First, “fear not…”  Jesus said that a lot. Probably … More Fear Not

Unshakeable Hope

So Abraham waited patiently in faith and succeeded in seeing the promise fulfilled.  It is very common for people to swear an oath by something greater than themselves, for the oath will confirm their statements and end all dispute. So in the same way, God wanted to end all doubt and confirm it even more forcefully to … More Unshakeable Hope

Hope Lives Here

Hope lives here. That’s what it says on the wall of the prayer room we recently opened in Redlands. Actually, the walls say a lot of things, but that’s what jumped out at me when I came in today. Hope lives here. Hope lives in this space. Hope lives in this place; in this room. … More Hope Lives Here

Way Maker

“You are… Way Maker Miracle Worker Promise Keeper Light in the Darkness My God, that is who you are”* I’ve had this song on repeat for awhile now. I haven’t just been singing it, I’ve been declaring it. I’ve been declaring it over… Impossible circumstances Immovable situations Insurmountable odds I’ve been declaring it over… Broken … More Way Maker

The Underestimated Superpower of Showing Up

There are a lot of things I am not: I am not a particularly gifted person. Heaven knows, I’m not a very together person. I’m not super popular, or charismatic, or thoughtful, or giving, or an “everybody-wants-to-be-around-you” kind of person. I’m not filled with extraordinary revelation, or amazing spiritual insights. I’m not crazy creative. I’m … More The Underestimated Superpower of Showing Up

Lessons Learned Under the Umbrella of Grace

“Thankfully, there is one other possibility, and that is that God has actually given you a supernatural grace to live opposite your circumstances. Have you experienced this type of grace from God that allows you to live in the peace of knowing you are obeying Him, even when those around you don’t understand?” -Bill Johnson … More Lessons Learned Under the Umbrella of Grace

Monday Morning Meditations: Stand, Be Still, Surrende…and See

  “Don’t be afraid. Just stand still and watch the LORD rescue you today.” – Ex 14:13 NLT “But you will not even need to fight. Take your positions; then stand still and watch the LORD’s victory. ” – 2 Chronicles 20:17 NLT “Surrender your anxiety! Be silent and stop your striving and you will see … More Monday Morning Meditations: Stand, Be Still, Surrende…and See

The Stand

Eyes fixed Heart aligned Watching Waiting Ready to respond at the sound of Your voice Strong and courageous Not because I feel no fear But because You’ve made me brave You know my heart, Lord You know that I want to do something Anything To move the battle lines To bring the breakthrough But this … More The Stand

Monday Morning Meditations: Apprehending Abundance

“A thief has only one thing in mind—he wants to steal, slaughter, and destroy. But I have come to give you everything in abundance, more than you expect—life in its fullness until you overflow!” -John 10:10 tpt “Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than … More Monday Morning Meditations: Apprehending Abundance

Faithful

“Why do you work so hard to find fault with yourself, when I gave everything to find you faultless?” This was the question I heard last night as I was wrestling through some things with the Lord. I didn’t have a good answer. I was pondering a significant area in my life where I really … More Faithful

The Way Home

“If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.” —C.S. Lewis The quote above, in a nutshell, is my testimony. There is an ache in the human heart for Eden. Really it is an ache for Him. … More The Way Home

Leaning

I’m not normally at a loss for words. But lately I have been. Often, in fact. Believe it or not, at times, I run out of words. I run out of opinions. I run out of ideas. I run out of me. I don’t think it’s a bad thing. This isn’t some self-deprecating, “woe is … More Leaning

The Arising: A Call to Creatives and Contemplatives

NOTE: I first wrote this a couple of years ago (here is the original post). It is, by far, the most shared and discussed thing I’ve ever written (which took me by surprise because it is so deeply personal). I’m reposting it and did a corresponding live video this morning (link below) because I think … More The Arising: A Call to Creatives and Contemplatives