Loves

Loves

“By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (Jesus is John 13:35, NIV) Being as it’s February and the love month and Valentines and all that, I thought it might be a good time to blog about love. Well, actually loves. Because...
Light

Light

Light “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” (Romans 12:1, NIV) So a few years ago, I was invited to some friend’s house for a weekend of writing. It’s a beautiful house in an even more beautiful surrounding, perched on a cliff overlooking...
Aim

Aim

If you’re just trying NOT to do the wrong thing, you can miss doing the right thing.” I’ve only had one in my entire life. I’ve been playing the game of golf for over 40 years, but I’ve only hit the perfect shot once.  An ace. The elusive hole-in-one. What every...
Detours

Detours

I hate ‘em. Never have liked them. A detour is a setback. A detour means that something unplanned is impeding my progress, and I’m gonna have to go around it. Detours take longer. Detours often mean backtracking. (Which I also hate.) I’m pretty much a point A to point...
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...
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