On Validation and Delight

As an author, validation is confirmed in analytics. It’s frustrating even in Christian spaces I’m asked to rely on something that is so trivial and very easily manipulated. Regardless, stats and numbers are the way book agents and publishing houses determine whether someone’s writing contributions are somehow worthy or acceptable … Read More

Solomon Got it Wrong…We Will Too

Solomon, the son of David was given the honor by God of building his temple. When the temple was complete Solomon offered a prayer of dedication that included an expectation that the temple would stand forever. 1 Kings 8:20-26 NIV says:  “The Lord has kept the promise he made: I have succeeded David … Read More

Devotional: God is Not Legalistic

I’m writing over at The Glorious Table Today. Here’s a Preview: Throughout the Old Testament, the Israelites faced many adversaries. When Joshua was close to the end of his life, he warned the Israelites that the land of the Philistines was one of the areas they still needed to defeat … Read More

Devotional: The Highs and Lows of Faith

I’m writing over at The Glorious Table today! Here’s a Preview: As one of the twelve disciples, Peter had a front-row seat for Jesus’s three-year ministry on earth. Peter witnessed amazing miracles and even participated in some. His growth curve was steep, and in many cases, Peter’s personality was his … Read More

How to Embrace Holy Interruptions

Those of us who have grown up in the evangelical church have learned, whether directly or indirectly, that “real” ministry requires significant sacrifice. For some reason, we seem convinced that the work of the Great Commission should only occur beyond the borders of the United States. Yet, there are people … Read More