Leaning in closely to hear God’s love whispers

Leaning in closely to hear God’s love whispers

I’m trying to pay better attention to God in the ordinary. I want to notice his spontaneous nudges in my heart to extend his compassion to others. When he whispers his love for the people around me, I want to be quick to listen. I’ll confess, though. I just missed one...
3 Things that make the difference of a good life story or a bad story

3 Things that make the difference of a good life story or a bad story

What’s your story? Do you know what makes the difference of a good life story or bad one? I recently spent a weekend out of town with a dozen people and we told each other our stories. We focused on five areas that shape the stories we are living. They all start with...
Is you Christianity practical or extravagant?

Is you Christianity practical or extravagant?

It was a special night. The first Easter was just a few days away, although they had no idea. Close friends gathered to celebrate the resurrection—Lazarus’ resurrection. There was fabulous food. Lots of laughter. Their laughter was fueled with gratitude. Everyone at...
Why you should check your pace – 6 reasons we don’t slow down

Why you should check your pace – 6 reasons we don’t slow down

I’ve been hiking some mountain trails with Gary this week in Colorado. It’s beautiful! A blanket of snow across the mountains paints it into a winter wonderland. It’s also cold! Which means we’ve had these trails to ourselves—because everyone else thinks it’s better...
4 Tips to Begin the New Year with soulful reflection

4 Tips to Begin the New Year with soulful reflection

Today it’s quiet for the first time after a week of holiday family fun. Three out of four of the kids came home for some Greenhouse Christmas traditions. But all good things–feasting, playing games, taking walks and feasting some more—come to an end. Our...
Do you believe God’s promises? Mary believed.

Do you believe God’s promises? Mary believed.

She was pregnant. And she believed it. She couldn’t feel the baby move yet. She didn’t have a baby bump either. She hadn’t even been with a man yet. But God told her that she would be with child, and she believed it. She humbly told the angel, “May it be to me as you...