note: this is part of the monthly synchroblog. in honor of today’s election the topic was leadership. you can check out all the links below. * * * * * i don’t go to christian bookstores very often. every time i end up there i always have to call a friend or two to share […]Read More
the good news in hard places
[Jesus] went to nazareth…and on the sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. and he stood up to read. the scroll of the prophet isaiah was handed to him. unrolling it, he found the place where it is written: “the Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed […]Read More
what's inside the bunny?
** note: this is part of the september synchroblog. i really like synchroblogs because a variety of voices write on the same topic at the same time. the intentional focus provides a great platform for challenge & diversity of perspectives. check out all of the other participants’ links below! this month’s topic: spiritual maturity. […]Read More
seeing the swan
thanks my dear friends for understanding, for the love, the emails, the phone calls, the comments. i of course have felt encouraged in more ways than you know. in case you didn’t notice, i am a verbal processor. something happens inside me when i say things out loud & God moves in in all kinds […]Read More
"who does she think she is?"
heard that one before? we start to step out, to put our toe in the water, to pursue a bit of our dreams, use our voice, our leadership, lean into a passion, and the voice comes rushing in: “just who do you think you are?” sometimes it’s subtle, sometimes it’s blaring, but i think for […]Read More
the church: born again & again & again & again
steve knight, who moderates the emergent village blog (among lots of other cool things!), asked me to expand a bit on “the born again church” for the conversation over there. umm, yeah, in case you haven’t noticed, i love to ramble on about my dreams for the church. i thought i’d re-post it over here, too. here’s what i wrote: * * […]Read More
clearing the rubble
“we all blossom in the presence of one who sees the good in us and who can coax the best out of us” –desmond tutu * * * * * yes, there’s no doubt in my mind, we live in a genesis 3 world. created in God’s image in genesis 1, things went awry […]Read More
hmmm, maybe i'm a re-evangelist?
i never was much of an evangelist. i have re-dedicated my life to Christ more times than i can count, but 1990 is when my walk with God got more intense and i think i actually stopped raising my hand when they did the altar call. i more clearly and offically became an evangelical christian and learned […]Read More
making the invisible visible
“i’ve decided. i’m going to the next level in God. i’m going to be empowered by an incredible, enthusiastic, visionary leader and take this city for Christ. i’m going to be a vibrant, passionate, charismatic believer who takes excellence seriously. i’m joining a vibrant, contemporary, growing church with a powerful message that impacts the world […]Read More
lots of people have been reading the shack these days, especially those in blogland where word is on the street. what i am finding, though, is many people have never heard of it. it hasn’t made its way into the mainstream yet, but i definitely have a sense that its on its way there. i am […]Read More