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Want a free book? Check out my video interview with Perspectives Mom: “If we focus on what we don’t have and what we think we deserve, we will miss the great creative ways that God is reaching out to us every day.” Here’s my heart on reading the Bible over at Gifted for Leadership: “The […]

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When you leave your world behind, you learn things. That’s always true, even if it’s a quick trip to visit a friend in another state or a long trip across the world. This trip was about an experience that changes our own little view of the world–and I was the facilitator for our young leaders […]

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The Praxis program, the ministry residency program I direct for leaders interested in vocational ministry, is now accepting applications. If you or someone you know is interested in coming to work for a dynamic church with a creative, entrepreneurial staff that works hard to find creative and relational ways to introduce people to Christ, then […]

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also known as: how not to act like a little dog on a leash. So this funny thing happens when you decide to really be you. Sometimes people don’t like it. I know this, because I’ve spent an enormous amount of energy over the course of my life trying to get people to like me. […]

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Very rarely do I wake up in the middle of the night–but tonight was one of those nights. I tried to go back to sleep and that didn’t work so I came downstairs to read my Bible. As I sit in the quiet of my comfortable home: warm and safe, with my children sleeping in their […]

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I love writing for Christianity Today’s publication, Today’s Christian Woman. So many great voices, including Jo Saxton, Bianca Juarez, Sherry Surratt, Joni Erikson Tada…I could go on and on. So check it out soon–here’s an excerpt from my recent article on busyness….   It’s said that “busy” is the new “fine.” It’s become a positive response […]

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Today Nicole’s over at Gifted for Leadership, sharing on how evangelism is everyone’s responsibility. Here’s a little bit of the article: We all have moments, as leaders, when we want to give it up. Maybe you just want to hide after someone critiques your event or questions your decisions, when you’re weary from holding others […]

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We were going on a hike that morning, and as we drove up the mountain, a park ranger flagged us down. “Some fires at the top,” she told us, and then detailed out the best way to enjoy our hike that morning. As we drove away, I was so thankful for her gentle guidance and […]

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For what feels like the fourth time this month, my children had no school today. Breeze Hurricane Sandy, then the election, and now a small fire at the school have us home on yet another Monday. I try not to panic, as I think about the work that needs to get done this week. Instead, […]

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I need a crockpot savior. I just put something in my crock pot for dinner that appears like it will be disgusting. I’ve never met a crock pot recipe that my family has really liked. This is a tragedy, as I am not really up for two-hour dinner preparation, mostly because I don’t have the […]