When everything is taken away.

Surprised by God’s all-sufficient presence. I know these times have been tough for all of us. For some, the globally-spread virus has taken the life of souls you knew or dearly loved and the emptiness left behind feels unbearable. For others, maybe it means the loss of a job or the lack of the certainty…

Be the blessing.

Finding rain in the desert. In the past few years, I’ve had repetitive experiences in the workplace that produced much confusion and disappointment inside my heart and mind. God has given me the undeserved grace of living out the beauty of a poured-out life. I knew the unspeakable fulfillment of giving of myself out of…

Rested soul.

Are you at peace? I love it when it rains. It’s winter here in Australia and we get a lot of rain during this time of the year. I simply enjoy the sound and the nostalgia of rain. Probably because it reminds me of my home back in Springfield, Missouri where it used to rain…

Purity of soul.

Distress as a sacred intention. God is always present in our lives but we simply just miss Him. I’m sure you’ve experienced glimpses of Him but isn’t it true that we miss His presence in our lives more than we notice Him? He is always at work in our lives. He never leaves our lives…

Glorious destiny.

The privilege of dying to self. There’s such a beautiful place beyond the pain and the confusion we experience on the journey to self’s death. It’s like the rainbow that can only come after the dark and stormy clouds. It’s a place of such joy and freedom! The only proper response when you reach this…

Simple thoughts.

A sentimental expression. As one year ends and another one begins, I find myself meditating on things God has been stirring my heart about. Sometimes it’s hard to put words to what you can only know with your heart but it’s worth trying. I hope my written feelings will make you long for more of…