You ever try to run your world? And quickly realize you can't. You're a complete failure at it. You can't even get the basics right - or at least that's my story. Then you stop long enough to look around you at the world at large and for a moment you're utterly astounded that things … Continue reading Can Wonder Woman Save the World?
I am a list maker. I love everything about the list. I love crossing things off and seeing the list shrink. I love the organization of the list and the visual management of my life on paper. I really love the list with all of my heart. And when it comes to the list, I've … Continue reading For all you list makers out there: why the list must go.
Nothing will awaken us to the state of the American Church like spending a week with Christians on the other side of the world. I met a Lebanese man named Adel last week. I'd met him before and he hadn't made much of an impression on me. He seemed uneducated but kind. He had brought … Continue reading What will awaken the American Church?
A few months ago I was in the ER when we got a call about a 5 year old girl who was found face down in a pond of water. As the story unfolded, we learned that this autistic girl was playing on her iPad and strolled out of the house, not paying attention, and … Continue reading How the resurrection changes everything
Weariness creeps up on us unawares - sort of like the flu. One minute we're fine, the next we feel like death swarmed over us. I finished speaking at a singles event last week when a woman with kind eyes came up to me. "I loved your message", she said, "I'm still waiting on the Lord", … Continue reading For Those Who are Weary in Waiting
I was invited to go on Moody Radio last week to participate in Share 2017. Frankly, I was dreading it. See, this year, I'd decided that I wouldn't give. I even wrote it down in my journal. And nothing was going to change that. It's not that I have anything against giving. I'm all about … Continue reading Are You Looking for a Safe and Comfortable Life?
Does your brain ever go numb because of the size of the problem you're facing? Mine does. And when it does, I'm tempted to mentally check out - to catch up on my ever growing Netflix queue instead since that is a massive problem I know I can manage. Right now on the other side of the … Continue reading What you can do about the Syrian refugee crisis
There is something awesome that happens in my soul when someone prays for me. My friend Bob calls to invite me to something. He stops himself early in the conversation and asks what I should expect him to ask by now: "How can I pray for you, Lina?" And then He does. He prays out … Continue reading How to Influence People Deeply
My dear fellow western Christian - We are finally coming of age. After hundreds of years of relative comfort, after generations of being well thought of and feeling culturally accepted and looked favorably upon, we are finally, finally coming into our own. We are finally no longer the in the majority. We are finally no … Continue reading A Letter to my Christian Friends in the West
Politics. Some love it. Some love to hate it. What would you do if I told you Jesus modeled an approach to politics that we need to embrace? This week has been a crazy week in politics. No matter what your opinions are on what's happening in our great country, you might want to listen … Continue reading Christians and politics