The One who sees me

The One who sees me

“While he was still a long way off, his father caught sight of him.”  — Luke 15:20 Have you ever walked into a room and felt invisible? Or have you ever invested in a relationship only to be slowly ignored? Have you ever felt that you were unseen or unknown? Each of us processes these types of relational limitations in different ways. Some of us try to make our presence louder until we “force” others to pay attention. Some of us become like quiet, well-behaved chameleons, because being noticed is actually painful when the deep and authentic connection we actually long for seems impossible. And it doesn’t take a psychology degree to know that many children (and adults) who act out are knowingly or unknowingly starving for the healthy attention they’ve never...

New Spring of Water Series: Friendship with God

New Spring of Water Series: Friendship with God

We live in a world of isolation. Though Zoom and Instagram seem to “connect” us, in reality we long for deeper communion. Jesus desires this communion with each one of us, and no matter where we are at in our relationship with Him, we can take that next step to deeper friendship through prayer. Distractions and busyness might tempt us to think that daily prayer is impossible and we’ll never be capable; but by making small, intentional changes, we can learn how to listen to His voice and receive His love. There is always a next step towards communion: will we say yes to real relationships with Jesus through daily prayer?