By the time you read this, I'll be on my way to Zambia with RiverCross. We'll be conducting a leadership training for 12 Zambian leaders for two days. And then these leaders will lead a workshop to equip 125 Zambians who are working with orphans and vulnerable children. I'm super excited. But here's the hard part... I will be gone from home for 11 days. And during those days the beauty of ordinary life will go on without me. While I'm gone, Piper will swim in her last swim meet of … [Read more...] about How We Know It’s Right
What could be better than staying close to Jesus, right? That's what a man from Gerasene thought as well. He had lived a terrible life. Possessed by multiple demons, he lived in a graveyard. He was so violent, that he had been captured and bound in chains on multiple occasions. But he was so strong that he wrenched the chains apart and broke the shackles into pieces. Over time, his strength grew. And now he was at the point where no one could hold him down. . Can you imagine raising … [Read more...] about Perhaps Jesus is Cutting the Cord
It's a Saturday morning long ago. In a small town, the community gather in the synagogue. It's time to worship. Jesus is teaching this morning. But as he opens the scriptures, he notices a woman shuffle into the back. Bent over, she could barely lift her head due to the severity of her disability. Jesus is moved. And he knows that today is her day of freedom. Right there, in this place where men sat in the front and women were silent, Jesus calls her. "Woman, come forward." "Surely … [Read more...] about What Freedom Walk Do You Need to Take?
Snowmaggedon is bearing down on the East Coast. And normally, I love a good snow storm. But, I'm away from home and missing all the excitement. Don't feel too sorry for me because I am in the Dominican Republic. The thing is, the conference concludes on Saturday night and I'm scheduled to leave on Sunday morning with a connection New York. As much as I've enjoyed the conference, I'm eager to get home. And I really don't want to be stuck in JFK. In this situation, what would you … [Read more...] about What a Guy!
Once a week, I pick my 15 year-old daughter, Piper, up from school and bring her home for lunch. We don't have a long time. And we have no agenda. We just eat lunch and talk. Just me and Piper. But there are weeks when I can't make it work. And, if there are a couple of lunchless weeks in a row, Piper lets me know that she needs some time with me. I love so much about this. I love spending time with her. She's fun. I love hearing her process her life. She has great insight. I … [Read more...] about Is It Time to Get Alone?
You never stop rooting your identity in Christ. This is the lesson I learned on Saturday night. I arrived in the Dominican Republic for a leadership conference with Trans World Radio. At dinner people began to share their stories and backgrounds around the table. As I listened, I found myself shrinking in my chair. These people are doing AMAZING things. Like delivering solar-powered MP3 players up and down the Amazon. And building radio towers in Swaziland. And really helping … [Read more...] about Let God Whisper Truth