Seasons of Darkness

Seasons of Darkness

For the past several months I have felt like a scene from Star Wars where the heroes are locked in a garbage smasher located in the Death Star Ship.  My spiritual life felt like the crushing of a compactor on my soul.  I prayed with urgency but no answer.  The...
Light Piercing Through

Light Piercing Through

As you get older you recognize the world can be darker than you realized, but that the Light is always piercing through if you keep looking for it – glimmers of hope falling across the landscape of our days. Author Ann Voskamp says, “I’ll never stop...
Making Ripples

Making Ripples

Making RipplesI find myself praying for pastors and church leaders. My friend and pastor, Efrem Smith at  Bayside Church in Sacramento stated in a recent interview, “The church ought to be equipping, empowering and releasing reconciling-disciples of kingdom...
On Trusting God

On Trusting God

Ya’ll, the good Lord has been doing work in my heart lately. I can’t fully explain it, but I’m a writer, so I’ll do my best to share what I can.Over the past few months, my husband Dillon and I have become podcast junkies. We love them and we each have several that we...
Exciting Changes!

Exciting Changes!

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Denis Keith as our new Executive Director!  Denis’ will coordinate our operations including our retreat and seminar offerings, our coaching and advisory team, as well as the promotion of the ministry to churches,...
Leaves and Advent

Leaves and Advent

They should have fallen long ago, but this year dried autumn leaves have clung to branches well beyond when they should have let go. Recently, they let go in a shower that was reminiscent of a blizzard. As I watched the beauty of fluttering fall colors floating on the...