Who Kingdom Builders Really Are…

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to encourage a group of women on the topic of being kingdom builders and how it relates to purpose. God etched the word purpose on my heart two years ago. I’m thinking He did it because I often need reminded of mine. As I prepared for my talk, the […]

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Kingdom Building is not About Popularity, It’s About Humility…

For days I’ve debated as to whether I should write this post, but sometimes a subject matter weighs so heavy that one cannot escape the burden.  So here’s what’s on my mind: I’ve been writing my blog since September 19, 2012. That means in six short months I can say I’ve been chasing this dream […]

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When You Can No Longer Envision the Promise

  One night last week, as my husband and I were unloading our sleeping kids from the car, I looked up to see a completely clear sky. I’ve been studying the Old Testament for an upcoming speaking engagement, and so as soon as I saw those twinkling lights above me, I thought about a moment […]

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You Are Not Missing

(Hi, Friends! As part of today’s post, I’ve included an introductory video that gives some insight as to why I chose to write on this topic. It’s just over five minutes long. I hope it gives you some encouragement!) As I’m journeying through the Lenten season, committing myself to certain disciplines, I’ve been spending some […]

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Why I Was Wrong about Lent

Immediately the Spirit drove Him into the wilderness, and He was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan, and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered to Him. -Mark 1:12-13 Today is the first day of Lent, which represents the forty days Jesus fasted, prayed, and was tempted before beginning His […]

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Calling…

I had the opportunity to livestream some of the IF:Gathering conference last weekend. I enjoyed the speakers, and this week there are many quotes floating around social media. In case you missed it, here is a quote by Jill Briscoe I want to share with you: “You go where you’re sent, and you stay where […]

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A Life-Giving Perspective on Purpose

This idea of purpose, and that we all need one, is something I’m constantly reminded of each and every day. In fact, I haven’t been able to shake this concept for at least two years. I know there’s mercy in our purpose, justice in our purpose, and spiritual wholeness in our purpose in a way […]

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Why I Haven’t Been Writing, and some Encouragement for the New Year

Hello, Friends! I hope you had a very Merry Christmas! I’ve been on a bit of a writing sabbatical the last couple months and will continue in this season until mid-February. Thank you so much for all who have reached out to me. Your words of encouragement and prayers mean so much! I’m looking forward […]

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You Can Do Hard Things – Activating Your Purpose Through the Power of Scripture (A 31 Day Series)

Part of my purpose is writing books. It’s hard. I’m continually learning the same lesson repeatedly:  God calls us to do hard things – Tasks that seem overwhelming and meant for someone else. And it’s not just using our gifts that can be hard. He calls us to forgive each other, start clean, and humble […]

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A Purposeful Prayer – Activating Your Purpose Through the Power of Scripture (A 31 Day Series)

The road to purpose is paved with a willingness to know and believe in a God who has everything held tightly in His hands. Through the first half of this series we talked a lot about understanding we have purpose in both good and bad times. We’ve also discussed how those bad times can shape […]

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