2020 has been dubbed a year of breakthrough. No matter what community, group, church, or faith you belong to ... you’ve probably heard at least one person proclaiming this is a breakout year. Or a special year. Or a double portion year. Or any one of a number of other wonderful-sounding things. Maybe you’ve even … Continue reading Your Breakthrough Is Closer Than You Think—And Here’s Why
“This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike “What’s next, Papa?” -- Romans 8:15 MSG 2020 is the first year in my entire adult life that I have not set goals. Not a single one. In any category. My life has … Continue reading I’m Making 2020 A Goal-Free Year. Here’s Why.
You know the feeling all too well. You’ve got a day off, and you’ve committed to yourself that you will make significant progress on your big creative project. Or finally finish the website for your business.Or revamp your eHarmony profile. But somehow... the end of the day comes... and you still haven’t done what you … Continue reading Stop Procrastinating On Your Big Dream
If you want to achieve your Biggest Dreams and heart’s desires ... you’ve got to start by believing you’re lovable and worthy of having what you want. It sounds simple, but often we stall ourselves on getting what we want when we’re not sure we deserve what we want.Cultivating self-love and self-worth is a critical … Continue reading Self-Love Is Not the Key to Achieving Your Dreams. Here’s Why.
“Refuse to worry about tomorrow, but deal with each challenge that comes your way, one day at a time. Tomorrow will take care of itself.” —Matthew 6:34 TPT “To offer no resistance to life is to be in a state of grace, ease, and lightness. This state is then no longer dependent upon things being … Continue reading The Gift of Discomfort: Receiving Your Present (Moment) with Joy
There are times on my journey that I learn uncomfortable lessons. These are the lessons I'm grateful for after I go through them but really would love to trade in for a refund while I'm in the midst of the experience. This is one such time in my life right now. Thankfully, God does not … Continue reading Nestle… or Wrestle? (The Surprising Gift of Deliberate Helplessness)
I love sitting in silence inside old churches in Europe. Though my home church's meeting place in Dubai looks nothing these cavernous galleries of marble and gold, I find so much value in this ancient style of church design. Old European churches may not do much to inspire you toward an intimate personal experience with … Continue reading What to Do When God Says “Be Still” (Besides Freaking Out & Getting Stressed)
Christian and Vegan aren't two identifiers that tend to go hand-in-hand.Most Christians I know are happy meat-eaters who will point to the passage in Acts 10 where God showed Peter all the unclean animals Jews used to avoid eating, and told him to "eat." The point of this passage was to demonstrate Christian liberation from … Continue reading Toward a Cruelty-Free Christian Kitchen
I was one of those weird children who was obsessed things no one else bothers to know ever even existed. By the time I was in high school, I knew more about dead medieval scholars than most adults twice my age. And I had a bit of a literary crush who was, shall we say, … Continue reading My Overpriced Coffee Date with a Dead Renaissance Scholar (AKA: Just Another Day in Basel, Switzerland)
“Speak a new language so that the world will be a new world.” ~ Rumi