How Does Someone Know God?

August 18, 2016

How does someone know God?

I used to think knowing about God was the same as knowing him. I remember sitting in a room full of future pastors at seminary. I always felt a little out of place. Maybe it was because I was a girl in a room full of men; maybe it was because I sat there tearing up, listening to professors talk about God while everybody else was taking notes Keep Reading...

A Love/Hate Relationship with the Internet

August 11, 2016

Internet Love-Hate

I have a love/hate relationship with the internet.

The internet has helped us connect with hundreds of thousands of you through IF:Gathering as we study and chase after our God together.

It’s helped us raise money in order to give jobs to women who need a chance at rebuilding their lives and families; equip leaders with resources to disciple women across the world; and challenge each other with Truth.

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Paralyzed in the Name of Humility

August 4, 2016

Paralyzed in the Name of Humility

Over the years, I’ve received countless emails in my inbox from you. I am overwhelmed by the number of women that have clear dreams but are afraid to pursue them.  My husband Zac made an interesting comment when I was discussing this with him. He casually said, “Men don’t know what their dreams are and women know, they are just afraid.”

I have Keep Reading...

Tangled Thread

July 28, 2016

Tangled Thread

I was unusually empty and didn’t have the patience to give a funny opening illustration to cut the tension. With scripted notes in my hand and fifty women staring at me, expecting a typical church retreat in the middle-of-nowhere Texas, I paused. And in the space of that silence, I saw the same look in their eyes that I knew was in mine.

What was I going to do–follow the script? Keep Reading...

How to Love God in a World that Doesn’t (And an Announcement!)

July 21, 2016

Humble and Bold

The world seems more divided and unsafe than it has ever felt. But it isn’t. You read the Bible, and the division and chaos are nothing new. For all generations, people who love and follow God have faced similar challenges about how to engage and love a world that doesn’t worship and love our God. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 tells us:

“All scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for Keep Reading...