So often my work is done quietly, behind the scenes, and that’s where I’ve found to have the best view, a front row seat, to watching the Lord at work. I’d like to brag on the Lord a little bit this morning, and share with you how I saw him caring for his church yesterday. I know many pastors, writers, artists, and speakers have been riding the waves of discouragement and adjustments this past year. Let this bring you hope and encourage you to hang in there. In spite of all of the turmoil of this season, God is still busy in our midst. This was refreshing to see… … More A Witness…God Caring for His Church
it was a privilege to capture this timely conversation with author and scholar, W. David O. Taylor and singer-songwriter Jason Gray, as they meet for the first time to explore the topics of Honesty and Community in their recent works. Together, David and Jason blaze a trail for us to find peace during this time of emotional and cultural turmoil. They are trusted guides as we navigate this season, and show us how it can ultimately lead us into deeper unity, trust, intimacy and delight with our Lord, Jesus Christ. … More Honesty and Community: A Conversation with David Taylor and Jason Gray
This is Grace Manor, an old home in north Minneapolis. I wonder what these old walls would say, if they could talk…how they would witness to God’s Grace. For the last 15 years or so, Grace Manor has been a temporary home to women recovering from addiction through Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge’s long-term treatment … More This is Grace.
The Adventure Box started a few years ago. I didn’t have a lot of money for gifts that year, so I just thought about what is the best gift I could give my daughter. I decided it was my time, and my presence. Within this box are little ideas of things to go and … More The Adventure Box
Whatever it is that we are trying to control, let it go. Give it to God and ask for Him to handle it, to work it out, and remember that He’s got your back. We do have control over our responses in this moment. … More Staying the Course
Whether you’ve lost a close loved one, a relationship, or the life you wanted, those losses have to be grieved, and one of the side effects is anger. So, we have to find a way to express our anger that helps us heal, but doesn’t cause others the need to. … More Anger…and what to do about it.
It may be hoping a spouse will change and recommit to a marraige, and they don’t. It may be a job that we truly want and don’t get. Even though some things very dear to our hearts are denied, let’s not lose hope. … More “But why, God?”
Vulnerability was God’s idea. Think of yourselves the way Christ Jesus thought of himself. He had equal status with God but didn’t think so much of himself that he had to cling to the advantages of that status no matter what. Not at all. When the time came, he set aside the privileges of deity … More Not Guilty
A race begins with a single step, and so does recovery. The only way to run with perseverance is to hang on to God’s hand and let him take the lead. … More One Step. That’s It.
Kickboxing. Knitting. Hiking. I am me. For better or worse. And you are you. We were each created to be a unique piece of a much larger picture. It takes each of us to complete the plans of a loving and artistic Creator. God made me to be bold and passionate, to fight for the … More Just Be You