It was supposed to be a compliment, but I couldn’t disguise my furrowed brow. “You’re like interstitial fluid,” the conference attendee said. Can you see my confusion? He went on to explain the medical definition, and then summed it up with, “You hold everything together.” HOLDING THINGS TOGETHER He exaggerated of course, as I was … Read more
I had always pictured following Jesus as literally being behind Him; wanting to grab the tassel of His robe, and grateful for the dust that His sandals kicked up in my face. Sometimes I’d picture us walking side-by-side as He’d guide me. Proximity was everything, but, never, ever, ever, did I imagine I could follow face-to-face in the same way as a dance! That type of closeness was an affection I had never imagined.
CHANGE YOUR MIND: Reshaping your thought-life is one of the most important ways to grow emotionally and spiritually. Reframing is one way to change your mind. It’s a skill that identifies, corrects, replaces and implements a new truth or better perspective. By changing your mind with God’s Word you can change yourself and the world for the better.
How do you walk out Christian humility? God has me admiring the type of humility that godly leaders with a platform, entrepreneurial or non-profit business, ministry, or creatives form. What do all these roles have in common? These Christians point people to Jesus with way more visibility on themselves than most of us. The artist, … Read more
Life is fast! Days and months just fly by and sometimes I’m left holding the bag of regret about what I had hoped to do, or accomplish, in the aftermath of that season. For most of us, the start of a new year comes with a future-focused mindset. So, I wanted to capitalize on this … Read more
I distinctly remember the call when it came in. The surprising, lopsided, and inconceivable call that ruffled my feathers. Ten years ago, I was mindlessly shopping at an Office Depot in Chicago after a long day at work. As I was tiredly hanging on to my shopping cart and shuffling through the store, a call … Read more