justice: may the odds be ever in your favor…

justice: may the odds be ever in your favor…

Two years ago I was given the Hunger Games trilogy as a gift and scoffed at the idea of reading teen literature. But within the first couple chapters I wanted to change my name to Katniss, date Peeta, and stand in a three finger pose while whistling like a Mockingjay....

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being a strong woman…

being a strong woman…

I don’t wear chaps, ride a Harley, or own a power suit, but I have been called a strong woman. She’s bright and bold and blonde. The recent college grad with brave determination and golden locks asked a serious question at our Propel Women curriculum...

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i believe in miracles…

i believe in miracles…

2 Chronicles 16:9: For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him. Two years ago I spoke at a young adults gathering in Phoenix, Arizona. There were about 1,000 people jammed...

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in the last ten years…

in the last ten years…

It’s been said that time is what we want the most, but what we use the worst. Though the sentiment is real, I refuse to believe this is how we have to live. Life is cyclical. Like the children of Israel, we return to deserts, find new Promise Lands, have moments...

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lay down your influence, identity, and income…

lay down your influence, identity, and income…

{To read part one of the tips from Moses’ life on calling and purpose, check out yesterday’s post HERE} My heart is to see a movement of God’s people living extraordinary lives. I’m tired of seeing children of the Living God walking around half dead....

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moses, a burning bush, and our calling…

moses, a burning bush, and our calling…

Walking along the dusty, desert road, a man named Moses is caught off guard. He sees a bush and it’s enflamed, but not burning. Ablaze and lit up, the bush flickers off flecks of fire but the bush, leaves, and steams are not consumed. Slowly, cautiously, Moses...

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if:gathering and what we are FOR…

if:gathering and what we are FOR…

What does it mean to be for something? When someone puts their name and reputation on the line to be for a religion or for a cause or for a relationship, they are invested in new and deep ways that feel dangerous and sometimes even scary. Maybe it feels unsure to give...

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propel women…

propel women…

In an auditorium full of bright and budding students, words went forth like scattered seeds. These seeds—I believe—will germinate and bourgeon into strong trees of change. Propel launched at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virgina, thousands of students and thousands...

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failing, medals, and Bob Goff…

failing, medals, and Bob Goff…

I tell people about Jesus. If there’s one thing that I believe I’m called to do, that’s it. Sure, I could bag groceries or organize a spreadsheet or be a taxi driver, but what really moves me is seeing people transformed by the Truth of God’s...

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if you build it, they will come…

if you build it, they will come…

There is an iconic movie starring Kevin Costner as an Iowa farmer who hears a voice tell him to build a baseball field. In Field of Dreams, a mysterious voice echos from the corn field, If you build it, they will come. I remember watching that field completely not...

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I’m a writer and teacher in love with two men: Jesus and my husband, Matt. [You might not find this funny, but I laugh at myself, so it all balances out.]

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