Growth, Love, Obedience, Struggle, Surrender

On Bringing A Different Way

This Advent, as I wait for Jesus’ coming, I’ve been thinking about what it means to  live out the gospel call to love my neighbors, my family members, and strangers alike, in a way that demonstrates grace, rather than judgment, and how I can hold to my own convictions in the midst of such a…

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Giveaways, Love

A Safe Place To Wrestle

All week, I’ve watched lines being drawn in the sand, friends standing toe-to-toe on opposite sides of the arguments. I’ve watch professing Christians, with differing viewpoints, cut each other down with profanity and name calling on Facebook. With every stabbing word, my heart twists into knots. This is not the way. Beloved, if God so…

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Five Minute Friday, Love

Food Is Love

For the two years we lived in south Miami, we’d gather every sunday around my Grandaddy’s dining table, our sweaty bare legs sticking to those turquoise leather seats. We’d gather and break bread, (or biscuits, as was usually the case), and we’d laugh and talk and share stories over a meal. It wasn’t anything fancy,…

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Love, Marriage

After All These Years

I met you promptly after I swore off boys who didn’t love Jesus. I prayed in my car, in the church parking lot some 18 years ago–that the next boy I met would not only love Jesus, but that he would be the one. I think I met you within a week of that day.…

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How He Loves Us

I love this song. Subscribers, view the video HERE. PS: There’s still time to enter to win a signed copy of my book, Holy, Wholly, Holy: A Lenten Journey of Refinement.

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Children, Compassion, Love, Obedience


By now some of you may already know that a group of Compassion bloggers are in Tanzania for the next week and a half. If you have never followed a Compassion blogging trip this would be an excellent time to grab your tissues and start reading along. I promise you, you will never be the…

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Children, Grace, Love

  If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have…

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