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.

Well, it’s that time again…

It’s time for…7in7!!

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For the past several years, a group of musicians have spent a week every so often challenging one another to write seven songs in seven days.

Last year, we thought it might be fun to get a group of writers together and try the same thing.

It was awesome.  I learned so much, and I loved getting to see all the different kinds and styles and passions of writers out there.

This year…JOIN US!

We’ve formalized things a tad, so now writing is an official part of 7in7.  Check this out:

2 lessons in gospel-centered leadership I learned from working in the world

I just wrapped up my tenth run at the Austin Film Festival (the best festival in the whole wide world).

I am so overwhelmingly thankful for all that God has taught me through the people I’ve worked alongside for the past ten Octobers.

They’re crazy and funny and smart and passionate about writing and story and film.  You will probably never find them working at a church, but I tell you what – I’ve learned a lot about Gospel-centered leadership from them.

Here are two things He’s taught me:

1. Let people fail. At your expense.

Today is cool

Exactly two years ago yesterday I wrote this post.

We’re over curly fonts and ‘how-to date’ seminars.  We’re over the fact that men are sitting around talking about how the blood of Jesus will enable us to finish the race while we huddle in the room next door to talk about how to be a better wife or mom or how to be the kind of single who can snag a really great guy.