Smaller

Smaller

“If you want to change the world, you’ve got to think smaller.” Yes, I know that’s terribly counter-intuitive, even counter-cultural. Our world says think bigger and better. Even the Church gets caught up in this thinking. Chicago architect, Daniel Burnham, has been...
Routines

Routines

Routines “The quality of life you experience is a direct result of your routines.” This time of year, people talk about resolutions. “This year, I’m gonna do this or that!” But according to US News and World Report, about 80% of New Year’s Resolutions fail,...
Progress

Progress

“Every summit I’ve ever reached began with a single, forward step.” I LOVE this time of year. I’m wired for change, and what better time to make a change than at the beginning of a new year. Even better, a new decade! Every year at this time, I’m...
A Beautiful Death

A Beautiful Death

Today I’ve got a guest post from Carrye Burr. She’s an amazing writer and speaker, mom to three, wife to one, and a genuine follower of Jesus! (She also happens to be my niece.) I went to the Speak Up Conference with her two years ago, and she’s been...
Are You a Gospel Patron?

Are You a Gospel Patron?

Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom of God. The Twelve were with him, and also some women…These women were helping to support them out of their own means.” Luke 8:1-3 What is a Gospel Patron? A Gospel Patron...
God’s Declaration on Immigration

God’s Declaration on Immigration

There’s been plenty in the news lately about immigration reform, what to do about the “Dreamers,” building walls, protecting borders, etc. We live in a very polarized country right now, particularly when it comes to political issues, and the topic of immigration...
On Turning 54

On Turning 54

I’ve had a wonderful life already. If I died tomorrow, I would be eternally grateful for the time God gave me on earth. I’ve had more opportunities, more amazing experiences, and more incredible friends than I would have ever imagined. I re-choose my...
Hope in the Midst of Hatred

Hope in the Midst of Hatred

Another week. Another shooting. As Marlina and I gathered in my study for our morning coffee and prayer time, we reflected on yet another tragic mass shooting, this time in Texas. I realized I’m almost becoming numb to it. Marlina verbalized the question many of us...
Hope When You’re In The Perfect Storm

Hope When You’re In The Perfect Storm

Hope When You’re in The Perfect Storm Adapted from Desperate For Hope This month marks the end of a catastrophic hurricane season, both in sheer numbers (16 already) and storm intensity. The hurricane season officially ends on November 30th, but it’s already been the...
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