“I heard your CD today,” she tells me. “You have a great voice. You could’ve been something!” I could’ve been something, yes, and by God’s grace I didn’t.
You don’t get to decide to lay down your life one day and then not think about it again
“No,” she pulls a blanket up over her head. I know you want to hide, I want to say. Confession makes us feel naked even with all of the weight of hiding on top of us. I know where she is, but I ask for her to show herself anyway. Coming face to face with the one you’re confessing to is important. I know it from the garden. I…
How long will I keep anxiety on a leash pretending I’m not on the end of his?
The amazing and good news about this upside-down kingdom of our God is that you can be the most effective, the most faithful, and leave the greatest legacy simply by being faithful in your quiet life.
Go to the source. Go into the dark of things you don’t know. Watch how the stars shine.
The fight for love is sometimes not letting go.
Revival wasn't shouting and screaming; it was the beat of love within me for others.
We grieve at bedsides and empty beds, asking hard questions that might go unanswered for our lifetimes.
The wallets that remain empty force us to find our joy in things that cannot be valued by Wall Street and Instagram.
In 2006, I sat at the table with men and women at The Village Church and heard the words that I didn’t want to hear: church discipline.