Why following Jesus is risky… and loving the haters is required
Why we put on our big girl pants and lead instead of giving up or giving in
I felt rejected and betrayed by those I never thought would do either.
And it hurt.
We were deeply connected in our church of 12 years, but God was clearly telling us to leave. Honestly, we didn’t see this coming. We loved this church. Loved it.
Why it’s vital we look past our circumstances and into the eyes of God
I wanted to speak and teach just like Beth Moore.
Being Texas-born and raised, I already had the big hair figured out. But I was such a new speaker… and I really had no clue what I was doing. I guess I thought that if I at least dressed like her, people would think I was legit.
My first book, Untangled, was not an easy book to write.
In its pages, God asked me to share secret insecurities I never wanted to see the light of day. The ones that hurt so deep—so bad— you try to ignore them altogether.
Jayber Crow and the Anti-Fame of Quiet Professionalism
In David Brooks’ 2016 bestseller, The Road to Character , he begins by addressing the
difference between “resumé virtues” and “eulogy virtues.” The former, most prevalently
sought-after in modern society, focuses on resumé building aspects of the working world.
Marathons: Step Up To the Starting Line (part 3 of 3)
I remember asking a good friend from college, an avid reader of the following author, which Wendell Berry book I should start reading. He said, “Jayber Crow. It sounds weird but it follows a barber living in a fictional town, and that’s about it but it’s one of the most beautiful books I’ve read.”
Marathons: Is Comparison Stealing Your Joy? (part 2 of 3)
Training began a few months prior to the race. How foolish it would have been to show up on race day having never trained. While you may be some athletic marvel who could arrive unprepared, most of us need to train. I trained with a group, and met some incredible people.
My grumbling was at an all-time high. We were approaching mile fourteen, or maybe sixteen, and I began sharing with my friend, Jennifer, how everything was stupid. Running was stupid. Doing a marathon was beyond stupid.