Category: Purpose

The Secret to Hanging On When Times Are Uncertain

Ever feel like you’re barely hanging on? I’ve been in one of those seasons myself, so no surprise, I’ve found myself drawn in my devotional time to two faith-giants who spoke of distressing seasons and obstacles in their paths. And both of them learned…

3 Truths Teens Need to Hear 

If you were asked to fill in the blank, “Sometimes, I feel like I’m not ___________ enough,” what would you say? What would your 15-year-old say? I asked 50 or so high school women just that. Here’s some of what they told me: Sometimes,…

How My “Life Verse” Got Fresh Legs: Dream Team, Part II

Welcome back! This month we’re zeroing in on passages from Philippians and praising God for the “dream teams” He puts together.  Spurred by Paul’s words, I thank my God every time I remember you, we’ve reflected on the fellow faith-warriors, encouragers, I’ve-got-your-back kind of people…

In Good Times or Bad, Who’s Your Dream Team?  

Hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and now, mass violence. Shocked and reeling, we cry and pray, but truthfully, we also doubt and rage. Once again, we’re united with all others in the suffering that goes on throughout the world and has been since the first murder…

confessions of the world’s worst barista

Note to 1995-coffee-house self:  NO MATTER WHAT, ALWAYS PUT THE  CARAFE BACK UNDER THE AUTODRIPPER BEFORE YOU PRESS “ON.” Even if that old crank with the bad hair fusses that her bagel is charring in the toaster, even if your boyfriend is chatting you…

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