What IF His People Gathered?

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What IF we worshipped freely, lived abundantly and loved deeply? We’d be who and what He’s called us to be. What IF we united together to equip empower engage the next generation of women? The world might look a little different. What IF it was wild great full of Him? And what IF it started tonight? This […]

I Don’t Have Anything Worth Saying

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I don’t have anything worth saying. That’s how I sometimes feel here. That’s how I felt as I prepared to teach small group. I love teaching. Almost as much as I love writing. I love my small group girls and the way they breathe life into me. I’m passionate about the topic we’re studying. I […]

Empty Shelf Challenge: January 2016


It’s no secret, I love books. I live by the motto “You can never have too many books.” Which is true. Until you move. Which I do every few months. But I don’t let that stop me. Every January, I clear off an entire shelf to fill with the books I read that year. Yes, […]

How to Run Errands for Jesus

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I spent all day Sunday playing chauffeur. She needed to go to Target. He needed to be at basketball practice. She had piano lessons. He had a birthday party. Here there everywhere. North. South. East. West. And I was glad to do it. Not because I love running errands (in fact, I’m actually a home-body), […]

The Must Have For Your Grocery List


Great news! If you were fasting with us, the fast is over tomorrow and we’ve seen God show up in mighty ways. Thoughts percolating in my head terrify and excite me all at the same time. Funny how invitations from God often do that. Some things are going to change as they unfold. I don’t know what that […]

Why My Night in Jail Became the Best Night of My Life

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Two years ago, I found myself bruised and battered and lying handcuffed to a hospital bed. I still wasn’t quite sure how I had ended up there. I remembered that my roommate had attacked me, and that I had called 911 asking for help…but my brain still wasn’t quite able to process the connection between […]

What To Do When You’re Stuck

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Street parking and snow are not a fun combination. This particular snowfall wasn’t that big of a deal. Just a few inches. Nothing a Midwesterner can’t handle in December. So I shoveled the sidewalk, brushed off my car, and put it into drive. Four inches. That’s about how far my car moved when I put my […]

Just Be Held

Good morning! Happy Friday! I want to introduce you to something new we’re doing around here. On Friday’s we get to share our favorite things with one another. Maybe a favorite app. Maybe a favorite book. Maybe a new favorite person. Today it’s a favorite song. I’ve been soaking up “Just Be Held” by Casting […]

An Invitation for God to Show Up

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When the invitation first came, I brushed it off. It was just some social media campaign for something I wasn’t interested in. But it kept popping up. It was becoming a movement. And the invitation stuck in my head. So I’ve decided to join with hundreds of brothers and sisters around the world praying and […]

Dear 2016

Dear 2016, I have to be honest, 2016, I’m not excited to greet you. I realize it’s kind of silly but it’s because my driver’s license expires on my birthday. When I got this license (back in 2008), I dreamed about what my life would look like by 2016. I figured I’d be renewing in a […]