Collateral Beauty

I, like many of you, read and deeply resonated with Jen Hatmaker’s Good Friday post, When Treasured Things Are Dead. Jen and I have had different journeys, different experiences, and I can’t even fathom her pain and grief. I grieve for her, and with her. And I know the difficulty of untangling life and ministry, Jesus […]

On Leaving and On Looking Ahead to the Uncomfortable Unknown

Yesterday I posted a picture of me packing up my office. And several of you guys were like, “Um, what?!?” So here’s a little bit of what’s been happening in my life and in my heart. A week or so ago I resigned from my role as COO and Strategist of the IF:Gathering. Yep. BIG change. […]

the numbers don’t tell the whole story

I began 2017 on planes — 3 to be exact — headed to Thailand. I went with some a few friends and others {now new friends} that I respect who are passionately advocating for social justice work in their churches and in their communities around the world. We went to uncover the roots and hidden connections of […]

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A Conversation with Rachel Gardner

Back at last with another installment of “the single sessions”. Today I’m introducing you to Rachel Gardner. I met Rachel last year in Dallas when she was a senior at SMU. Here’s a short snippet of her story: I currently work at Walt Disney World in Florida, moved there right after college, because I am […]

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An Interview with Amy Ickes

And we’re back with another  installment of “the single sessions.” I have loved reading your comments on Ashley, Joy Beth and Evan’s posts. Now I’m excited to introduce you to Amy Ickes. Amy moved four months ago to San Antonio from New Jersey to start a new job at a church. Being on staff at a Church and having experience a lot […]

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An Interview with Ashley Gillman

And we’re back with another  installment of “the single sessions.” I have loved reading your comments on Joy and Evan’s posts. Now I’m excited to introduce you to Ashley Gillman. Ashley has a great attitude about the single life and dating in the digital age — I thought that we all might learn from her joyful and adventurous perspective. […]

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An Interview with Evan Richardson

And we’re back with another  installment of “the single sessions.” I loved loved LOVED reading all of your comments on Joy’s post — her words and feelings sure resonated with a lot of you. Now for Evan’s introduction. I have never met Evan — the two of us have just exchanged a few emails — he reached out after my post “Church and the […]