In my experience, the only place where the superficial veneer is stripped away, where pretense is obliterated, where cosmetic application fails, and where vulnerability is unmasked and triumphantly exposed… is in the presence of a loving, non-judgmental, other-centered group of trusted friends.Read more "Between the Questions…"
Right now our conversations are not conservations. Our words quickly become angry, heated, non-loving diatribes with only one purpose… to win the argument and make the other person look bad. Our minds are made up and our ears are closed off to learning, understanding, and discovering truth from another perspective or angle. It is like two massive tectonic plates that continue to grind and push with immense force and ferocity… with the unfortunate consequence being wreckage and devastation. We are not better for it, nor is anyone else in the world.Read more "I Have Something to Say…"
The truth is that your beauty does not come from the make-up you wear, the style of your hair, the curviness of your body, the perfection of your skin, or the youthfulness of your appearance. Your beauty comes solely from the radiance of God in the way that you humbly and lovingly let God work through your life.Read more "A Father’s Letter to His Daughters…"
The central purpose, the grand narrative, the over-arching achievement of God is to- bring heaven and earth back together as one.Read more "Heaven: Heaven and Earth Be One"
And it is to this God-sized dream to which I see the Church awakening: That God would use each one of us to unite and bring the Body of Christ together to extend his Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.Read more "a God-sized dream…"