I’m a Fraud

Meir Photography

I’m pretty sure any second now you guys are going to figure out I’m a fraud. Here’s what happened: I—a toe-dipper—cannonballed into a charismatic pool and have spent the last two years trying to get used to the temperature of the water while frantically searching for the ladder out.

What if [We Live Like] the Holy Spirit Is Real?

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There was once a plumber with a last name for a first name and a last name that sounds like a kids’ tv show. But he was a real man who loved the Lord with a deep passion. He and the Lord were so intimately acquainted that they talked together throughout the day. The man […]

If Jesus Only Came to Die…


I wonder if Jesus would be a better Savior if He stayed a baby. Wait, don’t leave yet. I promise I’m not crazy. Babies are appealing. If you disagree, you’ve never seen a group of missionaries walk into an orphanage. We flock the little ones. It’s like life is better when you’re afraid of being […]

Jesus Didn’t Die on the Cross for You

What if Jesus didn’t die on the cross for you? I know it’s Holy Week. We’re spending all week remembering, acknowledging, and celebrating the sacrifices Jesus made on the cross. But it wasn’t just for you. It wasn’t just for me. It wasn’t just because of us. Yes, His death and resurrection mean we’re given […]

When Failure Seems Inevitable

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A grand piano has been staring me down for the last three days. Every time I walk past, I hear its silent calling. But then I remember I’m in a house full of musicians. My one song will not be impressive. After three days, I couldn’t resist the temptation any longer. I chose my audience […]

Finding Him in the Great Unknown


It’s a song I’ve sung over many borders. It’s a prayer I’ve prayed over many difficult moments. It’s a yearning I’ve felt in many languages. And on Friday night I let it ring from my heart again this time in a crowd of church members embarking on a powerful weekend.

The Prayer Too Dangerous to Pray


The students gasped as I put a picture of a Honduran home up on the screen. “Those poor people!” was the general murmur in the chapel of elementary school students seeing a child their age peering in the window of his cinderblock home. I don’t know which hurt more: the image on the screen of […]

Wacky Wednesday–March 2015

The first Wednesday of every month we enjoy the ridiculous and ridiculously profound things heard in real conversations throughout the previous month. As always, you’re welcome to join by adding your own wacky things in the comments.

What Are You Called to Do?

Savanna Harper

Your calling it’s just a moment or doing something good in the world. Rather, it’s a lifestyle. It’s a constant learning process of becoming someone good and how to let that goodness impact the world around you.

When Sharing the Gospel Doesn’t Go Well

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Oh no here it comes. That prompting that has to be from the Holy Spirit because there’s no way you would have the idea to share the Gospel with your airplane seat buddy on your own. You freeze. And inside your head you start to argue with God. Because let’s be real, your seat buddy doesn’t seem like she wants to learn about Him right now anyway.