Join Hands, Fill Up, Pour Out

An Invitation #GivingTuesday is just around the corner, and God has been tugging on my heart, inviting me to invite each one of us to become a generous giver – filled up, spilling over, poured out, leaning longer, deeper, and ever more into Jesus. Many of you know...
The Gift of Pain

The Gift of Pain

Pain swallows hope whole, quashing anticipation, motivation, and strength as heartbeats tumble through our fingers   in a tempest of raging shame. Without hope, we wither, unmoored and disconnected from the Body, depleted. Yet in the beginning   was the Word, and the...
She Descended into Hell

She Descended into Hell

Early this summer, I forgot to take my antidepressants for three days in a row. Normally, a two-day memory lapse would throw me into the pit of deep darkness. This time was different. I thought maybe I had reached a point where God had answered my prayers—20 years of...
Prayer, Healing & Chronic Illness

Prayer, Healing & Chronic Illness

1.  We need to talk about prayer (and healing). Dear God, please heal my brother from his sickness. In Jesus’ name, Amen. How many of us have prayed a prayer like this? And how many of us have seen that prayer answered? If you’re anything like me, the answer is, not...