Tag Archives | Spiritual growth

Why Can’t I Celebrate?

I think my friend Jeanne Damoff needs to live with me. She’s the jollification queen. I love her love of life and her ability to laugh even when life smacks her. But mostly, I love that she celebrates. It’s something I lack, celebration. Two days ago I learned a publisher was offering a contract. If […]

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What words!

This relates to the grace for moms post below. I was reading today from Mike Mason’s Practicing the Presence of People. For those of you plagued with the specter of self-condemnation, relish these words: “When it comes to guilt and condemnation, we should all regard ourselves as alcoholics. One little sip of the stuff goes […]

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Christian Associates Values

We spent a lot of time talking about Christian Associate’s amazing values. I’m pasting them here for your perusal. OUR VALUES 1. KINGDOM FOCUSED We believe the kingdom is both now and not yet. We believe that God can and does work in supernatural ways in our lives and in our world. Our goal is […]

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The Miracle in the Filing Cabinet

I spent a good portion of an afternoon this week purging my files. My cabinet was overflowing with papers, and it was time to rid it of all that wood pulp. In one file, I found a miracle. Words from our dear friend Keith Willhite, Patrick’s preaching professor from Dallas Theological Seminary. He wrote to […]

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It’s been nearly a year now

The following is an excerpt from our recent prayer letter. If you’d like to sign up for it, let me know by sending me an email from my website. It’s been such a hard year in France, but I’m amazed to say this year is nearly to a close. On August 6th, we’ll be here […]

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You Love me Anyway

I want to walk with You on the dusty roads of life Where the grit of myself sands my toes, my heart I want to see Your eyes bore into my emptiness, Your gaze lifting me beyond my small ambitions to be liked I want to hollow a place for me in the crook of […]

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WaterBrook Folks

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Ron, Me and Alice (WaterBrook folks) after a really great meeting.Ron edited Building the Christian Family You Never Had. Alice has been a friend since she worked for Alive.

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Christy Night

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Me and agent Beth.

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I Know How to Follow Them

Today I asked Julia if she could help watch Thea and Isaiah, our newest team member kids, aged 2 and 4. “I would be happy to,” she said. “I’m good at helping them because I know how to follow them.” I think it’s the same with our walk with Jesus. We can “help” Him in […]

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When the Outsider Knew

The Lord gave me a thought today on my run. I was thinking about Jesus and what a humiliation it must’ve been for Him to hang there naked as an innocent God/man. Then I remembered these words: “When the centurion, who was standing right in front of Him, saw the way He breathed His last, […]

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