Health Update – November 2014

It’s been a year now. A year of headaches, facial pain, toothaches, and neck pain. Every day for a year, some combination of those has joined me during the day. It’s beyond a minor thing, but I don’t live in the hospital either. More people live in worse pain than me than I can imagine. MIGRAINES […]

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The Calling of God

Scripture is littered with men and women who were called by God to a bigger life. But it’s hard to find more than two or three who were smiling and doing cartwheels as a result. That’s because the calling of God on our lives always involves restoration. You cannot be called by God without being called […]

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Put Fear in the Trunk

My dad always told me that, in life’s biggest and smallest moments, we cannot possibly get rid of ALL fear. But we can put it in the trunk of the car, and take it along for the ride. This is a teaching moment, captured at the Echo 2013 Conference.

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Just Survive Today

There is this thing that’s permeating Christianity and Christian churches these days. It sounds really great, and people are usually inspired when they first hear the message. I think I’ve helped spread the message. You’ve heard it, and it’s communicated in different ways. God has called us to thrive, not just survive. Find your destiny. […]

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Creating Art from the Inside Out

We artists are an interesting lot, aren’t we? We see the created order differently than other “normal” people. We seem to breathe deeper and cry harder. We’re not bent on communicating as much as we’re bent on disturbing. And I think God created us this way. And I think it’s all good and fine and […]

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How Can We Live With Noticeable Hope?

It was Christmas Eve 2011. Or 2010. I can’t remember. But I do remember that it was late, and I had a stronger-than-normal hankerin’ for a Combo Burrito, extra sauce, no onions from The Taco Bell. I was on my way home from our church’s Christmas Eve services, so I stopped by the TB for […]

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