Worldwide Revolution

We serve a King whose heart is for the nations. Even in the Old Testament, in the middle of His ache to rescue His own distracted people, God's eyes are across the water. According to Isaiah 49:6, "He says, 'It is too small a thing that you should be My servant to raise up the... Continue Reading →

Healthy Girl

Leaves begin their ever-startling transformation, pumpkin spice everything makes its way to shop shelves, and kids flock back to their classrooms. As we wrap up this unseasonably warm September, let's revisit Ms. Proverbs 31 in her own context: self. She dresses herself with strength and makes her arms strong. (v 17) Strength and dignity are... Continue Reading →

Where the Locals Go

Next time you're in town, stop for a moment and listen. Coffee cups filling, cars rounding a corner, friends chatting at the crosswalk, shop doors opening, a waitress taking orders. These are the sounds of possibility, reminders that we're not alone and that there's much work still to be done. We're continuing with a focus... Continue Reading →

The Calling

What does God want from me? What am I supposed to do now? What if I screw up THE PLAN? What if I have screwed it up already and don't even know it yet? Sound familiar? The minute it dawns on us that there is a redemptive, eternal story unfolding from heaven, and that it... Continue Reading →

To Everything There Is a Season

This month we've looked at inreach—engaging with the body of Christ—here and here. Now let's shift our focus to the outer world, to those who don't yet know the sweet power of the gospel and the freedom it brings. We weren't saved to live in our holy huddles; we were saved with a mission in... Continue Reading →

Game of Thrones

You might think Game of Thrones is an original work of modern pop culture. Nope. It's the oldest story ever. Sorry. Nothing new under the sun, right? There was a throne (even before there were people), and when Satan failed miserably at seizing it for himself, he helped us erect a host of thrones to... Continue Reading →

No More Mean Girls

"You can't sit with us." Cheeks flush, eyes water, and any shred of dignity is squished like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich at the bottom of a backpack. Thus begins an all-too-common struggle for people who were made to crave connection. It happens in the kindergarten class party. It happens in the high school... Continue Reading →

A Few of My Favorite Things

Hello, September, you happy bringer of autumnal festivities! The air cools down, the acorns plummet, and the sweet-smelling rain washes away the dust of another weary summer. To help transition our hearts into a new season of gathering the light indoors, here are a handful of weapons against the dark. Some September gifts to point... Continue Reading →

For Funsies

A lot of my thought life is taken up with the family of God, specifically the local church. As a pastor's wife, it's kind of my job. We make a big deal about one-on-one discipleship, small groups, Bible studies, Sunday morning services... but we don't really talk as much about just hanging out with each... Continue Reading →

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