Beyond Understanding

Extravagant. Lavish. Unconditional. Overwhelming. These are words people use to try and describe the height and depth and gloriousness of God’s love for people, for sinners, for us. These are the words I hear people use as they grasp for some kind of understanding of such a deep, unwavering love. But through our eyes, God’s … [See more…]

For Such a Time as This?

Anyone who says the Bible is boring has never read the book of Esther. I mean it. A king divorces his wife because she refuses to come before him and his drunk friends, so to replace her, he commands that the most beautiful women in the country come to the palace. There they receive beauty … [See more…]

And if not, He is still good

Is feeling disappointment ok? As a Christian, aren’t we supposed to always be walking in this confidence of God giving us the best life? That’s kind of what we’re told. And to me, that sounds like we should be meeting everything with smiley excitement about what God might have planned. Even with the bad stuff, … [See more…]

Praying the Impossible

The other day I felt challenged to do something that I have pathetically almost never done… I had a conversation with God in which I prayed the impossible. I didn’t just pray for the things that I saw as even vague possibilities. I prayed for those far-reaching, world-turned-upside-down, I-just-saw-a-miracle sorts of things. You would think … [See more…]

[Video] In Times Like These…

…We need a savior. The whole world needs a savior. I made this video last night after being really convicted about showing love to everybody, even people who do despicable things. As 2 Peter 3:9 tells us, God “is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” … [See more…]

The Blessing of Nothingness

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A woman in our church just wrote a book about her life as a missionary in Papua New Guinea. We just had a lovely dedication service, and right now on our table sits a brand, spankin’ new, signed copy, waiting to be read. I haven’t actually opened it yet, but I adore the title: God … [See more…]