BURNED OUT: AN ANONYMOUS LETTER TO CHURCH LEADERS

I received the following letter from a forty-something man. He had heard me speak at a conference, and handed it to me as he shook my hand after the presentation. If I didn’t know better, I kinda thought he might be Special Ops or something. It felt

THE MOST DIFFICULT PART OF LOVING SOMEONE

As you discover the Sacred imprint in you, you’ll naturally desire to grow closer and closer to people. This is the way God intends for it to happen. But something else will happen as you pour into these people. We’d rather not admit what we

ARE ARTISTS BLINDED BY THEIR OWN PAIN AND BROKENNESS?

Artists are bent toward pain and suffering and brokenness. Van Gogh cut off his own ear after an argument with a friend. Charles Dickens and Tennessee Williams suffered from clinical depression. So did Ernest Hemingway, Leo Tolstoy, and Virginia Woolf. Make no mistake – artists

YOU ARE THE LIGHT

What if the one thing the world is missing is the single unique thing you have to offer? Your heart. Your soul. Your passions. Your quirky smile. Your kindness. Your humor. Your courage. Your unwillingness to give up. Your desire to serve behind the scenes. Your

JAB. JAB. CROSS.

I was a really insecure elementary-aged kid, and things didn’t get any better when I graduated into Middle School. Even the name “Middle School” indicates that you’re not where you used to be, but you’re not where you’re supposed to end up either. You’re in the middle.

THE COURAGE TO SAY NO

As the early church was growing, they experienced the kinds of things most growing churches experience. All growing churches have people who feel left out, on the fringe, or on the sidelines. The hungry widows had every right to feel that way. ACTS 6:1-7 In