Tag Archives | Jesus

a little nekkid

I posted today over at the Christian Author’s Network marketing blog. And, yes, I nekkified myself by exposing my pretty terrible Amazon ratings. As my friend Cec Murphey says, I need to lay down all that stuff, all the worries, all the fretting, and let Jesus manage my career. So, Jesus, take it all. Take […]

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Young Life Songs

I’ve had Young Life songs in my head the past few days. You know, the ones from a long, long, long time ago, from a galaxy far, far away… I’ve got a river of life flowing out of me… Blindman stood by the road and he cried… He, He, He, He’s alive (clap, clap, clap, […]

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Jesus and our Stories

I take my responsibility of teaching very seriously. You see, I used to teach seventh and eighth graders—a task I equate with trying to tame electric shrieking eels. (Princess Bride, anyone?) So tomorrow I leave for a long week to teach at the American Christian Fiction Writers Conference. I’m spending four sessions speaking about the […]

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I love to work

In college, I never figured I’d be where I am today. One thing I knew when I entered and exited: I would NEVER be in business. Ever. Ever. And here I am, working full time from home as a writer (and trying to church plant and raise kids and make dinner and do laundry). A […]

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Crocodile God

I’m finished with the book of Job as of today. What struck me was this: God likened Himself to a crocodile, and after He spoke of Himself thus, Job repented. Consider these words, and think of God as you do… Can you catch a crocodile with a hook or put a noose around its jaw? […]

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Creepy Health Sermon

Watch out folks, I feel a rant coming on. We turned on the TV last night and saw our friend Joel’s face all smiley and southerny. The audience crowd looked to be as large as a superbowl crowd. I hadn’t really heard him preach before, so we decided to listen a bit and see what […]

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Tired

We’re tired. But happy. We’ve been running around like crazy people, connecting with many, many folks in the Dallas area. It’s been great, refreshing and fun, but when we spend every night away, it gets to you. So we took the afternoon off. Julia swam. Aidan played on the computer. Patrick napped (oh, how I […]

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Who is Jesus?

Today at Staff Conference, Alan Hirsch talked about the importance of the centrality of Jesus. He asked, “What would happen if Jesus were airdropped down into your church today?” I wonder. Then he had us list traits of Pharisees. We listed things like: knew their Bible regular worship attenders defended the faith were missional to […]

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An ICRS Hiatus

I’m starting to feel normal again. Tomorrow I head to Denver to spend a week at ICRS. I’ll be posting sporadically about important things like creepy baby dolls and Jesus trinkets. I’ll have my first-ever ICRS book signings. I’m a little nervous. What if no one comes? And what if I look like a dork? […]

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My Prayer for Today

Dear, dear Jesus, Thank you for the sunshine today. It’s lovely. Thanks for flowers, too. It brings me unending joy to nurture them to splendor, to walk among them like friends. Thank you for my children, my dear, dear children. Sophie’s growing up, Jesus. She’s getting so mature. And she loves you deeply. Nurture her […]

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