Why it’s Hard to be Vulnerable in the American Church

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I asked a hard question and received an honest answer—followed quickly by an apology for complaining. Except it wasn’t complaining. It was being transparent about the situation. It was being vulnerable in her emotions and feelings. The American Christians always get a bad rep because supposedly everyone is filled with façade rather than being honest. But […]

How to Build Intentional Relationships


Last week I was in Georgia with a bunch of friends from the World Race. We were at a family reunion of sorts where we spent a lot of time debriefing and processing the last year and the coming season. There does seem to be one general consensus: community is hard to find in America. […]

How to Live Busy But Not Hurried

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We’re only twelve days in and already my 2015 has been a whirl-win. It’s not going to slow down anytime soon. Sleeping in eight different states this month. Four trips to the Atlanta airport in eight days (I don’t even live in Georgia). Speaking at two churches. Eating out with a different crowd almost every […]

Wacky Wednesday-December 2014

From Katie: Like every first Wednesday of the month, the following is a collection of ridiculous and ridiculously profound things heard or found throughout December. Blue: We should install some plastic bowling chairs right here in the living room. Lisa Whittle: I think I’ve figured out that my problem in marriage is not solved from […]

Christmas in Obedience: Simeon

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Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. Moved by the Spirit, […]

Empty Shelf Challenge #61-70

Here are some of my thoughts on the last nine books I read in 2014.

Dear 2015

Dear 2015, It seems in your 20s every year is very distinct and 2015, you are going to look no different. 2014 sent me around the globe, but you’re going to send me around the States. I’ll hit the ground running when you roll in—obtaining official road warrior status spending your first four weeks in six […]

My Five Favorite Ministries


There are a lot of ministries doing great things all around the world. There are also a lot of them trying to do great things all around the world. I love it when I see missions done right. Here are some organizations and families that I believe are truly helping the communities they’re working with. […]

Christmas in Obedience: Jesus

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In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made. In Him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in […]

Christmas In Obedience: Magi

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We all like to travel. Normally we have know the destination and have some idea of how to get there. Not so much for early worshippers. They followed a star on a destination-unknown journey to worship the Messiah.