Spiritual Bootcamp

In late July I spent time with a friend of mine, (who we will call Joe Smith). ‘Joe’ can only characterized as strangely steady and joyful in all circumstances.  He’s not Jesus.  He’s not perfect, but he definitely has a unique undivided focus and obsession for the kingdom of God.  He has an appetite for God that leaves me feeling inspired and convicted.

I walked away from our time together with a renewed passion to spend more of my life submerged in God’s word.  But, as with most things, a lack discipline meant that when the first wave of distraction broke over me, that desire got washed away.

3 reasons to give grace.

I recently did an interview for a girl who is considering going into ministry.  One of the questions she asked me was what do you wish you’d known about working for a church?  And the answer that came to mind was: I’d wish I’d known that coming on staff has a way of making some peoples’ grace dissolve.

I think back to the girl I was when I first started in full time ministry.  Mid-20’s.  Eager and arrogant.  Absolutely oblivious to the ways that her personality, mistakes, weaknesses and sins were going to hurt people. Oblivious to the punches she was going to take because of her personality, mistakes, weaknesses and sins.

Another new project!

Guys!

It’s been an exciting couple of weeks of recording podcasts, making videos, writing blogs and wrangling designers for a new project I’m a part of for the Verge Network.

  • You can read a little bit about our heart here.
  • We’ve been busy filming some coffee conversations and you can see two of them here!
  • We’ve got a podcast that you can check out here!
  • You can download these awesome Hebrews 6:11-12 printable designs at the bottom of this post on the site!
  • You can follow us on twitter, facebook, pinterest, or instagram to hear more!

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The right refuge

So thankful to all those God gave to help me prep and to pray for Him to move on Tuesday night during my time with the women from Breakaway.

Romans 1:11-12 kept ringing in my head as I drove to College Station on Tuesday.

For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you—that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine. (Romans 1:11-12, ESV)

Top ten posts from the past year

Here are the top ten posts from the past year.

A painful plea to women of the Church

Man. Who knew this post would be so controversial? But I stand by these words, especially given my December.  I desperately want 2014 to be the year that all of us forgive the Church and learn to love her – even at her worst. I pray we speak of her with love and grace, and not just the parts of her that are made up of the people we enjoy, but the parts of her that are made up of the people who we dislike; who have failed us.