Life After ‘Church’?

Since stepping away from traditional church and pastoral ministry, my journey has taken me on a sweet adventure. God has led my family away, not to find membership at another institutional church, though we had visited many and were warmly invited by many, but rather to take note of what God is up to… outsideContinue reading “Life After ‘Church’?”

Unlearn in Order to Learn how to Disciple?

13 million people in 12 years through a disciple making movement?!!! (A few people in the Word started it all.) This morning, I got to group Skype with a missionary on the other side of the world and hear how fast the Gospel is spreading. He had to unlearn things in order to learn howContinue reading “Unlearn in Order to Learn how to Disciple?”

Jesus Longs for His Church to Come Alive

I loved reading a book over the weekend written by a pastor who was told he needed to leave his institutional church in order to protect his health. Today, he leads a movement that has reached multiple countries. Below is a quote from his wife excerpted from his book: “The Revolution is happening – it’s happeningContinue reading “Jesus Longs for His Church to Come Alive”

Supernatural Mothers

Oh, this weekend of Mother’s Day… I have always noticed that this day and Father’s Day carries with it special supernatural meaning because we are called to be family (and when that doesn’t happen, there’s deep pain.) I pray more folks are adopted into loving community this weekend because they experience El Shaddai (“well breastedContinue reading “Supernatural Mothers”

Simple Ways to Bless Others

Those who know me, know that I’m intentional. 🙂 But, did you know that as you go about your day, there are a ton of ways to bless others without planning ahead?! Here are a few very creative and simple ways to do bless people through what you are already doing! I loved this list fromContinue reading “Simple Ways to Bless Others”

Character of Leaders?

I was pondering the C’s of leadership lately as many of us have been disappointed in leaders lacking the character to walk faithfully and courageously. Some people say that a leader should have character, charisma, commitment, courage, competence… But, have you ever noticed how God seems to never look for people with outstanding character to call themContinue reading “Character of Leaders?”

Disciple making Movements?

If what you’re doing isn’t working, why keep doing it? (…Or at least add an additional track like one mega church in Texas did after doing the math. For that full story, see link at bottom of this post.) This past weekend, I enjoyed sitting in on a session with a gentleman serving overseas (cannotContinue reading “Disciple making Movements?”

Best Truth of the Year!

Last night of 2017, I reflected on the highlights and got excited for what’s ahead for 2018. Below I share with you the key theme that God has given to me and through me over and over. I’ve had the joy of sharing this so many young women and watching them be set free. FindContinue reading “Best Truth of the Year!”

My Radical Family is a Threat to Society

This morning I was reminded that I come from a history of people who were a threat to society… 🙂 Radicals. “The Anabaptists’ reform efforts were a threat to their society, because they claimed Christianity was to be lived out in small communities in accordance with the explicit teaching of Scripture. Similarly, the first-century ChristiansContinue reading “My Radical Family is a Threat to Society”

From Religion to Relationship :)

From religion to relationship. Yes, yes, yes… This was the journey of Saul of Tarsus to become the Apostle Paul. It took a paradigm shift, a transformation of mind to heart. Jesus got his attention, blinded him for days and then gave him new eyes to see! Jesus showed him that it wasn’t about rules,Continue reading “From Religion to Relationship :)”