ws week 2

Leif and I began a little practice that transformed our marriage and our relationship with God.

After years of following Jesus, participating in Bible studies, attending our local church, studying Scripture, we found ourselves burnt out on both ends. Every spiritual discipline we tried became something to check off our to-dos, nothing that transformed our hearts. Our prayers felt flat. We skipped church on Sundays more than I’d like to admit. Giving wasn’t a priority. Our spiritual lives lacked depth and vibrancy.

We longed for God.

And so we practiced something that some may consider downright silly.

But I double-dog dare you to try it. Continue Reading...

ws week 1

Our church hosted a barbeque to kick off the summer. Crisp kale salad, creamy cole slaw, hot-off-the-grill burgers, Leif’s slow-cooked bacon baked beans, and a dessert spread you’d write home about. We’re still new to this community, so I relished this gathering as a chance to connect with new friends. We chit-chatted, played corn hole, and filled our bellies and hearts—not just with lick-your-lips, yummo food—but with the gifts of God found in friendship, the local church, and community.

No matter who you are or where you’ve been—if you’ve lived a life where you’ve seen it all, done it all, or feel like you’re past it all—God still longs to take your breath away.

It’s time for us to recapture the wonder of God in our lives.

Because when we rediscover the magnitude and marvel of God, we can’t help but… Continue Reading...

4 Ways to Reignite the Wonder of God In Your Life & Ministry

As passionate followers of Christ committed to serving others, we must be intentional about nurturing a sense of wonder in our lives and discovering God as “Wonderful” each and every day. That's why I couldn't be more thrilled that to be part of Catalyst whose theme is Awaken to Wonder.

The Gospels ground us in the truth that those who encountered Jesus were left in wild amazement. Those who encountered Christ were awestruck by His teachings, healings, and mind-bending miracles.

Words like “awe,” “wonder,” and “marvel” followed Him almost everywhere He went (particularly in the Gospel of Luke).

If you’ve misplaced your sense of marvel somewhere along the way, or perhaps you just want to nurture an even greater sense of awe, here are four ways to begin living wonderstruck as a leader: Continue Reading...

What is the greatest example of love?  Take a look...

Jesus said:

"Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends" (John 15:13).

Thousands upon thousands of our troops are ready to lay down their lives. What a privilege to honor and celebrate the heroes who have already sacrificed their lives for us this Memorial Day. Continue Reading...

7 Ways to Boost Your Mood Today. Check it out!

Woman’s World magazine asked me to weigh in about modern mood boosters—how we bump up our level of joy ever day.

Here are 7 more ways you can experience more joy beginning today. Continue Reading...