This huge raised bed garden box looks like any ordinary box. But it’s actually a metaphor for growth. And forgiveness. And Jesus’ amazing gift of restoring broken things. For much of my life, I’ve carried scars. The outside ones and inside ones. Labels that had become hardwired into my thoughts and drove my actions. They […]
This past Friday, we mourned that moment when Jesus surrendered His life on the cross so that we might have eternal life. Our hearts break as we imagine the pain not only of the vicious brutality He endured at the hands of his captors, but the soul crushing weight of every sin committed by every […]
This past weekend, thousands of women around the world gathered to be equipped and unleashed to impact the world at IF:Gathering. What began in February 2014 as a call to arms became a battle cry for movement this year. I sat with a room full of old and new friends soaking in such powerful teaching […]
These three words have become my anthem. My leap of faith, it turns out, wasn’t about work at all. It’s been about faith. And forgiveness. And freedom.
“Want to have a great 2014? Then freaking get moving.” These were words I heard myself recounting to a friend last week over coffee.
And after you are broken and tender from acknowledging that you have been in control for far too long, God will whisper in the quiet. “Trust Me. I Rejoice Over You. I Have A Plan For You. You Are Enough.”
To finish the moment, to find the journey’s end in every step of the road, to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom.~Ralph Waldo Emerson
As I was driving to work this morning, it dawned on me that this week, I am experiencing the first of many lasts. My last Monday sitting at this desk in my office. The last weekly phone call with my authors. The last time I’ll sit in meetings in this building to help cast a […]
Tomorrow morning, before the first light shines on the horizon, I’ll be at the airport. It will be the same routine I’ve done a hundred times. Passport-check. Luggage-check. Daughter-check. Yet, this time, the adventure feels like something completely new. And in that newness comes a need to surrender. For a year, I’ve felt the need […]