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 […]More Info
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. […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info
Grateful or Entitled?
I think the absolute opposite of thanksgiving is entitlement. Any sentence that begins with “I deserve…” works against the cultivation of a grateful heart. The more I say those words, the more entitled I become. I’ve learned to hide it on the outside, but on the inside I’m like a 15 year-old teenage girl rolling […]More Info