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A Whole New Way To Think About Fear That Changes Everything We've Been Taught

A baby bird flew into our house.

I’d left the back door open to drink in the crisp air never expecting a winged creature to begin whizzing through various rooms, perching on door frames, staring at me from the ceiling fan.

Leif and I tried everything we knew to scoot our new friend to safety. The tiny bird didn't understand that the dashing was dangerous. The distrust made it more difficult to set him free.

The incident reminded me that we do this sometimes, too. Continue Reading...

How to Hold onto the Wonder of Christmas Again

Frederick Buechner's words leave me wonderstruck today. Maybe they will do the same for you: Continue Reading...

Let Hope In (Giveaway and an Interview with @pwilson) @ThomasNelson

This week I'm giving away THREE copies of Pete Wilson's new book, Let Hope In. Pete is the founding and senior pastor of Cross Point Church in Nashville, TN. Pete desires to see churches become radically devoted to Christ, irrevocably committed to one another, and relentlessly dedicated to reaching those outside of God's family. Pete and his wife, Brandi, have three boys.

I recently had the chance to ask Pete a few questions about his new book:  Continue Reading...

Links to Breathe Hope and Joy Today

1. Wonderstruck by a father’s love. Grab the tissues, this one will bring on those big ole wet tears: [Tweet this]

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2. Even the folks at McDonalds long to #LIVEWONDERSTRUCK. Check out their Moments of Wonder ad campaign: [Tweet this]

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3. You’ll be blown away by this a cappella hymn. Holy Harmony! [Tweet this] Continue Reading...


Some of God’s greatest wonders await us when we allow ourselves to hope. [Tweet this]

Spend ten minutes today creating a list of things you’d like to see God do in your life and the lives of those around you. Write down things you’d do, places you’d visit, and situations you’d encounter if anything were possible. Continue Reading...