Underwater Life

promise-y fish in the Red Sea, Israel

What if you were on a fishing boat on the ocean and suddenly the water’s surface opened its mouth and a scuba diver popped up and said,

“Hey, we’re having a party down here, wanna come?”

Would you go? I mean, if you instantly knew how to scuba and you had the gear?

Sometimes, I feel like I live underwater. Other times I am nearly convinced of it. I love my home under the sea. I swim deep into darkness and I find secrets. Sometimes I meet colorful fish in the midst of their own family gatherings and sometimes I meet grey eels living in loneliness and defensiveness. I look at all of them with curiosity and wonder. I travel with God’s hand leading me. The creases in His hand press against the cracks in mine. The roads of my life blending with every road ever.

raaaaaaaaaaaaar! cried the creepy slithery creature with a tiny alligator/eel head.

I have great chats with huge lobsters, feeling their way around with their massive television antennae. I read books leaned up against firm, but sensitive coral. I float through the Bible with each blink because the glory is palpable and visible and stunning. I pull ancient maps from brass tubes in shipwrecks. I see the red “X” where hope is buried, where treasure waits, and I resolve to pick up where that captain left off. The passage of time, the waiting of the vast treasure, does not diminish my expectation. If I remember how the nightly news reports that particular treasure’s discovery is a lost cause, I am not deterred in my pursuit, but instead inspired. There is a reason we have the phrase “worth fighting for.” It is because we know that for massive victories, there will be a massive fight. It might be a fight won through rest, praise, and trust, but it is still a fight. It might be a fight won by angels cheered on by the hearts of men, but it is still a fight. It might be a fight to drive lame enemies off of something that already belongs to you, but it is still a fight. In fact, the main fight may actually be the first one: believing the thing IS worth fighting for.

the zebra of the underwater zoo and me in the Red Sea

So, fins on, I’m swimming.

And I’m inviting you to the underwater festivities.


In the Caribbean I got to drive the wreckage of a motor boat on a long journey into the oceans of my imagination, where the water is even warmer than the Caribbean; and the fish play musical instruments. skillfully.

P.S. I added new music to the sidebar on my blog’s home page – outrageous hope you can download & sing along to.

Mexico Trip: Exhilarating Joy and Miracles!

Blessings of ecstatic joy as you read this.

God is good. Always good. He is in a good mood.


Heaven is the happiest place on earth and it’s INSIDE us!

I got back from Mexico a week ago. It was one of the best weeks of my life!


Incredible team unity, ease, peace, and an abundance of laughter!

AND we saw hundreds of healings!!!

THANK you to all who gave financially and all who prayed. Your investment continues to explode in joyful salvation in La Paz! Well done, cheerful givers!!! : )



I was bored waiting at the LAX airport so I asked a friend to walk around with me and find people to pray for. We saw several people healed – including a Jewish woman born in Israel who was wearing a wrist brace!! hahaha!

Ministry at the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry – school plant:

probably of the 100 people present, over half were healed. Moreover, Holy Spirit tackled many people and they found themselves laughing uncontrollably and therein getting cleaned out and made new. For those who haven’t deeply laughed for months or even years, this is massive breakthrough!! haha! the laughter of the Lord!

Cleaning the ceiling at an orphanage, my neck is amazingly pliable! Then prophesying over the kids.Powerful! Those kids will change Mexico for Jesus!

Ministry at Peace Temple Church, a Methodist Church that is part of the revival and unity movement in La Paz: Our team split into three groups and this is the church I was assigned to. Prior to the service I prayer walked the building and clearly heard God say, “tonight is a night for deliverance.” Then as I stood in front of the church my eyes were drawn to a family in the courtyard of their house. I felt that someone there had hip pain and I should go invite them to the service. So, I snagged a translator and a man on my team and headed over. We invited a woman to the service and discovered her mom wasn’t at the party, partially because she has HIP PAIN. Yeah! We prayed for her mom. The family was having a reunion so, they didn’t come to the service, but we did see dozens of healings that night and several people got delivered of demons! And the jubilant presence of God was thick in that place!!!

Ministry to the youth at Semillas De Vida (our main contact in La Paz):

Basically, the youth got turned inside out! Many were healed, many happily collapsed to the floor as God worked inner healing and physical healing in them. They arose joyful and newly in love with their Creator King! Hooray!

The Hospital:

One of our translators didn’t show up, so instead of having two groups go inside, one  group had to stay out – which was awesome because revival happens everywhere. In the words of Dr. Seuss, “in a box, with a fox” haha…. REVIVAL everywhere! So, we had one Mexican woman with us from the church, but she didn’t speak English. Well, supernaturally my own Spanish ability rose up and I became a translator!!! haha! In two hours outside the hospital we saw nearly a hundred healings.

We just asked God for words of knowledge – what was wrong with various people – and then we approached them with “do you have pain in your _____?” as the case may be. It was amazing! We saw a family of three women and God highlighted one of the women to me and specifically her stomach area. I asked if she had a problem in that area. Initially she said, “no” and then after pausing for a few minutes she said, “well, I can’t have children!!!” I erupted in laughter! As many of you may recall, I have discovered a particular magnetism and theme in my life of healing women with fertility issues. Well, her mom was present so we had her mom bless her verbally – to bless her body and also that she will be an excellent mother. The breakthrough was evident in both women. Reconciliation!

In the midst of our time outside I spotted a young girl with a hearing aid. I was already praying for a woman so I motioned for two of the other women on my team to catch her. After a bit the girl’s hearing improved noticeably, meanwhile we found another man with hearing loss in one ear so, I called over the girl and had the girl tell the man about the improvement in her ear. Then I had the girl place her right hand on his left ear and his right hand on her left ear. Both ears became 20%-50% better!!! hooray!

Sunday Morning at Semillas De Vida:

I got to speak for 10 minutes or so. I felt like I was supposed to speak about birth and resurrection. And I asked people to stand who either had dreams that seemed dead or had fertility issues. It looked like 1/3 of about 200 stood! So I released resurrection and the testimony of the baby who died in the womb in Bethlehem and when we prayed for him, he came back to life. I told the church they are called to raise the dead. And to lead Mexico in revival! It was wonderfully fire-full!!!!

Then I gave a word of knowledge for neck pain. 5-10 people stood and ALL of them were healed!!!

We continued giving words of knowledge and praying for people. Again, there were probably 100 healings! A couple of us prayed for a blind man complete with walking stick – as you may recall, blind eyes healed was one of the things I was contending for in Mexico – well this man began to see SHAPES!!! Yes! And back and foot pain left!!

I also got to pray for a married couple trying to get pregnant for a few years!

That afternoon I got to pray for three more women with fertility issues! hooray! 2010 is a year for babies!

Sunday night street ministry:

I was paired with a translator and a 13 year old girl from Semillas De Vida. We walked the promenade alongside the sea in La Paz and asked God for words of knowledge. Most of our words of knowledge were for inner healing or they were simply words of encouragement or prophecy: artistic gifts, business ideas, family peace. And we saw pain leave several bodies!!! At one point, I saw a man with crutches. We asked to pray for him. I thought his two year old daughter was supposed to lay hands and pray with us. Before I said anything, she toddled over and laid her hand on her dad’s cast. He didn’t have pain present; and didn’t know if there was a change, but praying for him led to praying for his wife. And I felt that something was wrong with her sister, so I asked, “do you have a sister?” “Yes, I have two,” she answered. “Is there anything physically wrong with either of them?” “No,” she replied. And then entered a pause. “Well, one sister can’t have children.” “Oh! Well, I have seen four women healed of fertility issues and they became pregnant 1-2 months after I prayed for them, could I pray for your sister?” We prayed and then I had to be on my way. A few minutes in to walking away, the woman came running after us. “Hey, my friend over here can’t have children either, would you pray for her?” “Can you bring her over?” I asked. So the woman came over and I laid hands on her mid-section and spoke healing to the emotional wounds in her heart. The woman said she felt presence and pressure on her heart. : ) And her faith clearly abounding, she asked, “can you tell if I am pregnant right now?” I chuckled lightly and responded, “I don’t know if you are right now, but I believe you will be very soon.”

Last night dinner:

Our wonderful family at Semillas De Vida made dinner and served us. As we waited for the food to come out they walked around, laid hands on us, and prayed and prophesied over us. The presence of God was so heavy, by the time the food came I could barely hold my head up. After dinner the church lined up and we prayed over each of them. Humorously, I felt like God wanted me to yell over each person, and as I did most of them fell to the floor under the power of God. Some were down a few minutes, some much longer, but everyone got up full of joy and the bliss of God.

By the time I finished praying for people, I was so very inebriated with God I could barely stand so, I didn’t. I laid down next to one of the Mexican women who was laughing. That was it for me. I was out in the spirit for over an hour. I was startled at one point to realize I was being dragged across the floor because they had hung a pinata directly above my head and the hitting of the pinata was starting!!! haha! I helped scoot myself over and then laid back down. Eventually someone pinched my toe and informed me it was time to go. I stumbled out to the van and off we went to an ice cream shop downtown. Barely able to keep my eyes open, my whole body crazily heavy with Holy Spirit, I fell to the ground over and over on the way to the shop; and once at the shop I simply sat on a bench, closed my eyes, and opened my hands to keep receiving more from God for over an hour. haha! Well after we got back to the bed & breakfast… really until I went to bed, I was very blissed out on Jesus. hahahaha! It was wonderful. And I know I experienced new levels of breakthrough in remaining in the garden of His presence, being free of fear of what people think, and understanding that as I drink deeply of the rivers of joy from His presence I welcome people into a LOVE encounter with God as well. Ahhhh… deep sigh. I am so smitten by Jesus. wheeeeeeeeeeee!

The parting words of Pastor Esther Nava that night in La Paz were, “Let me know as soon as you raise the dead. I know you will.”

YES!!!!! Let’s go, Jesus!

All in all, the week in Mexico really transformed my life. I saw missions done with a joy, ease, unity, and power I had never before seen. I am newly enlivened to lead teams and to take the gospel in power to every tongue, tribe, and nation!!!! I can hardly wait to go to every nation!!! My vision for life is clearer, my understanding of my role in the body of Christ is more lucid, and the reality that the kingdom is already inside me is DEEPER than ever!!!

And it was absolutely priceless to see so many people in Mexico encounter the love of God in healing, in encouragement, and simply in radiant love.

The volume of joy I have in this moment is inexpressible. His love is an ocean and I’m drowning in His presence. MORE GOD!! I want MORE!!! More of your Presence!! You are my favorite everything!