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I No Longer Want To Do Big Things For God

By on April 6, 2017 in Ministry with 3 Comments

Okay hear me out before you freak out. There was a time in my life (namely, a few months ago) when I wanted to do BIG things for God. I wanted to be a speaker at BIG conferences. I wanted to impact a BIG number of people. I wanted to make a BIG difference. Big, big, big.  But that’s not what I […]

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When Our Ministry Leaders Fail

By on March 23, 2017 in Christian Life, Ministry with 1 Comment

  …And then the news broke. Just in our own personal circles. It came out in little waves, and then big gushes, and then what felt like a tsunami. Another brother in ministry fell. A pastor stepping down for the sake of sin. Oh, how my heart just ached within me! I was more saddened […]

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Have We Complicated Discipleship?

By on February 28, 2017 in Ministry with 1 Comment

Simon, Andrew, James and John were among the first men Jesus called to follow Him and to be His disciples. Simon and Andrew were fishermen by trade, and might have known Jesus before their encounter by the Sea of Galilee. When Jesus called them to be fishers of men, they immediately left their business and accepted […]

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Burnt Aprons and The Gospel

By on January 10, 2017 in House and Home, Ministry with 3 Comments

My Anthropologie apron and I have been through a lot together.  Its charred yellow polka dot fabric, singed teal ruffle, and frayed fuchsia waist ties tell stories of my many battles with macaroons, meringue pie, and Crock-Pot Mac ‘n cheese.  And while I should probably retire the ratty looking thing, I cannot bring myself to […]

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Two Questions to Ask When a Girl Says Something Unwise

By on October 25, 2016 in Ministry with 1 Comment

We’ve all been there. You’re in a conversation with a girl and she says something that is unwise/off/unbiblical. You know you need to say something, but you don’t want to just give advice, seem judgmental, or ignore it. Here are two great questions to get them thinking and allow you to transition to share some […]

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Christianity Needs More Commandos

By on October 18, 2016 in Education, Ministry with 0 Comments

Off the beaten path in Scotland in the shadow of Ben Nevis lies the Commando Memorial that honors World War II Commando veterans and their families. The monument was erected in 1952, and the small plaque on the front proclaims: “In memory of the officers and men of the commandos who died in the Second […]

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Alone at the Leadership Summit

By on October 6, 2016 in Ministry with 0 Comments

I have heard leadership likened to mountain climbing: Depending on the height of the mountain, the closer to the summit one climbs, the harder it gets. The air is thinner, the winds blow stronger, and the burdens rest on your shoulders more heavily as fewer people have climbed to the upper peaks. Some who have […]

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Why Simply Reading Devotionals Will Not Achieve the Goal of Discipleship

By on August 2, 2016 in Christian Life, Ministry with 0 Comments

The goal of discipleship is 2 Timothy 2:2 – “…and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” We are taught to teach people who will teach people. (Read that 3 more times and put in calligraphy somewhere in your […]

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Dying to the Idol of Ease

By on July 7, 2016 in Christian Life, Ministry with 0 Comments

And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ. (Col 3:23-24) It was finally the weekend after a busy week and an overall busy month. Early on Saturday was a pro-life event that I was debating whether or not to attend. In my heart, I […]

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“How did Mother Teresa go about loving her neighbors, and why did she love them so richly?”

By on March 24, 2016 in Ministry with 1 Comment

When I was invited to be the speaker at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington D.C., in 2012, I immediately thought of Mother Teresa, whose speech there in 1994 was the only one many people seemed to remember. It wasn’t until I had to write my own speech that I watched hers online. Mother Teresa […]

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