Giving God 99% of Me

Sometime I wonder… If you take away the bumper sticker on your car that says “Jesus Loves you”, if you take away the t-shirt you are wearing with a catchy Christian phrase on it, if you take away the cross hanging around your neck… would people see Jesus in you? From the very beginning of…

Beyond The 4 Walls Of Church

There’s a serious epidemic in Christianity that is spreading quickly today, especially in civilized countries. You may have heard of it, you may have seen it, or just like me, you may be the one who has it. What is it? Spiritual blindness. The ability to become blind to those around us. How does a…

“I’d rather live for myself”

Sometimes I wonder… What if Mary said she couldn’t give birth to Jesus because the possible judgment and ridicule she’d have to face would be too much for her to bear? What if Moses said he wouldn’t lead the Israelites out of Egypt into the Promised Land because he wasn’t eloquent with his words and…

One person doesn’t make a difference…

We live in a world that is all about the numbers. And the higher the number, the better it is for you. Whether it’s the amount you have in your bank account. How many followers you have on twitter. Or how many people know your name. It’s easy to get caught up and start caring…

I’m no Mother Theresa…

When I was a little girl I thought I could change the world. There was a fire burning deep inside that couldn’t be put out. I would lie in my bed and dream about all the ways I could reach out to those around me. I would stay up late crying out and praying for…

Living what you preach

  We sing about how we’ll follow Jesus to the ends of the earth… But we have a hard time following Him across the street to our own neighbors… We sing that we surrender all… But we have a hard time surrendering ten minutes of our precious sleep time in the morning to spend with…

What are you preaching with your life?

When I think of a preacher I think of a man dressed in a nice suite standing behind the pulpit on stage in church. Bible in one hand. Microphone in the other. A crowd of people in front of him. When I think of a missionary I think of someone in a foreign country. Spreading…

More than a cross around your neck…

A cross shouldn’t just be a piece of jewelry you wear around your neck. It should be the thing you pick up to carry daily as you walk after God. The church shouldn’t just be a place you attend every Sunday morning. It should be a body that you take part in to play your…