Archives For The Organic God

How To Launch The Best Bible Study Ever

How does your church launch small groups for the fall?

I had the opportunity to hang out with the ladies from Mission Hills Church in Littleton, Colorado, during their fall Bible study kick-off. They had the best idea for launching small group ministries, I just have to share. Continue Reading...

1 Truth That God Loves

The journey to know the Organic God calls me out of a self-absorbed and self-reliant view of reality. God invites me into something more.

He invites me into his love. Not just his big, thick, strong-armed love, the kind that redeems the world, but into all of what God loves. Scriptually, some of those things are fairly obvious. Peace is good. Strife is bad. Purity is good. Adultery is bad. Truth is good. Liars, well, let’s just say they’re real bad. Continue Reading...

Sunday Still: God Loves the Church

“Anyone with a pulse can point out the ragamuffin qualities of a local assembly or church, but if you spend too much time focused on the stains, then you’ll soon lose focus on our wildly infallible God. Continue Reading...

How My Faith Has Changed Since The Organic God

Over the last year, my friends at Zondervan have been hard at work taking the hardback version of The Organic God and bringing it to paperback. Since the book’s release in 2007, more than 50,000 people have been through The Organic God book and 6-session DVD Bible Study.

The new paperback version makes my husband, Leif, who carries the majority of books around the country to events, very happy.

But it also made me happy, because the re-release gave me the opportunity to take a good, hard look at the book and reflect on how I’ve changed since The Organic God over the last six years. Here are some areas of change: Continue Reading...

The Secret To Overcoming Your Greatest Fear

Zondervan just released The Organic God in paperback and eBook. Reworking the manuscript gave me an opportunity to reflect on God’s faithfulness and goodness. I thought you might enjoy the following adaptation from the book:

Several years ago, I remember reaching a financial breaking point. Though I was owed a lot by clients, they had fallen behind on their accounts and now I was falling behind on mine. Though I cut back on every expense I could think of, I still didn’t have enough money to pay my bills including the electric bill. Worse, I needed to make a tax payment to the government that couldn’t be delayed.

As the deadline for the taxes approached, I felt the fear and anxiety grip my soul. I began to pray, asking God to provide. For more than 60 days, I walked to the mailbox hoping and praying that a check from a client, any client, would arrive. For more than 60 days, I went home empty-handed. Two days before the deadline, I just couldn’t take it any more.

Exhausted. Frustrated. Broke on the outside and broken on the inside. Continue Reading...