A Worthy Gift

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My nephew Vegas is an amazing kid. (Yes, I happen to be biased, but I also really love his brothers and sisters too, oh, and his parents). My sister Shelley and her husband Tim are musicians, artsy to the core, but they also have strong fidelity to Jesus. The entire family inspires me. They create […]

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Pray Every Day SPECIAL EDITION: Willow Creek


Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSMy heart has broken over the past few months for the Willow Creek congregation. I cannot imagine the stress, grief, and corporate pain they’re walking through. As a sexual abuse survivor, I can step into the […]

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An open letter to the SBC


Dear SBC (Southern Baptist Convention #SBC18), I spent this morning praying, asking God to please reveal Himself to the people I love, entreating Him to sift me, confessing my sins and thanking Him over and over again for His grace and mercy. I write this while on vacation, burdened again by difficult news coming from […]

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Something very fun is happening today! I’m launching a shorter-format podcast where I pray for you every single day of the year. (Prayers appreciated for endurance!) The idea originated from my author marketing mastermind group when we had our yearly gathering.  And it’s connected to my latest book, Jesus Every Day. But, really, the passion […]

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For Patreon Patrons of Ten Dollars or more


Hello new $10 sponsor! I’m so grateful for your patronage! This is what the wall looks like that will feature your name starting June 15th! Thank you for sponsoring a PRAY EVERY DAY brick. Watch for your name on there after June 15th when this limited sign up campaign is closed. As a thank you, […]

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Podcast break for Christmas!


Just a quick note that we’ll be taking a Restory Show break during the next two weeks. Watch for an AMAZING show coming up on January 2nd, just in time for you to work through your new year.

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Your art matters


I spoke at a single’s gathering last week, and as I spoke, I again felt it in my gut: This is what I am supposed to do. To speak. To hear from God and share what I’ve learned with others. And still the doubts lingered, even after that rush of knowing. Does it matter? Do […]

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10 Ways to Dethrone Debbie (or Donald) Downer


Here are some verses you probably already have memorized: “Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NLT. I believe joy is a mindset. And I believe I’ve missed it many times. The apostle Paul encourages us […]

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  This has been a rejuvenating project to create art every day of Lent. I’ve learned a lot about myself. I realized how afraid I am of imperfections. I found extreme joy in the sheer process of creating something that didn’t involve paragraphs and word counts. I discovered how much I enjoy painting. I saw […]

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