Twelve Weeks of Rising

This year has been a mosaic of beautiful, powerful, overwhelming and triumphant. I’m exiting 2019 with joyful expectation and gratitude. In preparation, I am starting a 12-week email series titled, “Twelve Weeks of Rising.” I would be so happy to have you join me. It is FREE. Together we will build community and deepen ourContinue reading “Twelve Weeks of Rising”

Transgender with a Suicidal Intent

Wonderful! I’ve grabbed your attention with the title. Now let’s talk. I was reading a post on http://www.ashleighnotashley.wordpress.com about a girl who felt trapped in the body of a boy from the time she was young. To our dismay, this young person committed suicide at 16-years-old. She was teenager born as a male who renamedContinue reading “Transgender with a Suicidal Intent”

How to Shine Your Light in Public Places

I take delight in hearing an individual share his or her story. When a person opens a window into his or her internal life, I feel privileged. I’m the type of person to turn my head while driving down the street when the curtains are pulled back in a window. I am also the typeContinue reading “How to Shine Your Light in Public Places”

Ask Her About Her Dreams: Sex Talk With Girls

As a youth developer, I see our youth being targeted left and right to become victims and/or perpetrators of reckless pleasure. Snap a selfie, while you’re at it! And many are willing to take the risk. They know that they only live once. The newsflash is that everyone does. Telling teenagers not to have sexContinue reading “Ask Her About Her Dreams: Sex Talk With Girls”

Dear Christian

Christians who worship beyond themselves and the context of their circumstances sing of an everlasting God. They serve God not merely in theory but in practice. They incline their hearts to the Word and Way of Christ. They commit themselves to walking in obedience. They do not prefer the microphone over the broom. Rather, theyContinue reading “Dear Christian”

Loving Ourselves: No Permission Necessary

If someone asks me what is one of my favorite things to do, I would tell them it is to glean wisdom from humans with more mileage, more experience, than I. I am always humbled by humans I meet who have been doing their passion for 30 years or more. That means that when theyContinue reading “Loving Ourselves: No Permission Necessary”