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.

In the space of that silence, 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...

What I Really Want for My Birthday

June 30, 2016

This Friday is my 40th birthday, and I actually am choosing to not overthink it and celebrate! So in honor of celebrating, I have been thinking on some of my favorite parts of my life.

Near the top of the list is the enormous sisterhood that’s been placed in my life–a sisterhood that expands around the world through both IF:Gathering and online friendships, and you’re every bit a part of that.

To celebrate, I wanted to give away some of Keep Reading...