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On Being Single and in the Church

You know how there are people you meet in passing and you just like them? People that you know that if you had more time together or lived closer you’d be good friends? Well,  Matt Mooney is one of those people. {And I hear his wife Ginny is totally one of those people.} Matt and I have […]

Austin, Texas — The Short List

The places to go. The things to eat. Updated for IF:2017.

In a couple of weeks, we are going to have a couple thousand friends from around the country, from around the world, visiting the wackiest and most endearing city in the world for the IF:Gathering. My hope is that each visitor will fall in love with this city I love so much and return often. {Heaven knows, we don’t need […]

Church and the Single Girl, Part 2

I have been avoiding this. This processing, this writing, this — dare I say it, I really don’t want it to be — calling. After my last post, I have felt so BURDENED. I thought that I felt burdened before, that I needed to write those words, and that I needed to publish them but then once they were out […]

Church and the Single Girl

To the small group leader who suggests four times at the fall kick-off meeting that they just really want this to be convenient for the families… To the pastor who on Sunday morning casually equates maturity with marriage… To the conference planner who doesn’t fight to find and include single voices — not so that they […]

He Knows You

An Excerpt by Sheridan Voysey

Today I’m giving space on the blog to my friend Sheridan Voysey. I am a fan of Sheridan’s life and his work. {You should definitely pick up a copy of Resurrection Year if you haven’t read it yet — it’s an incredible read.}  Sheridan’s new book Resilient: Your Invitation to a Jesus-Shaped Life launches Wednesday October […]

It’s Lonely At The Top

Before 90210 and Felicity, I got my teen angst fix from Archie Comics {and, of course, some Baby-Sitter’s Club and Sweet Valley High}. I always loved seeing what trouble Betty, Veronica and the gang would get into and try to guess who might win Archie’s affections {maybe Archie is why I believe red-heads are the cutest boys around?}. I distinctly remember […]

You Know How I Wasn’t Invited…

To attend that party? To play on that team? To sit at that table? To go on that trip?  It’s okay. It really is okay. It wasn’t okay at first. I was hurt as everyone whispered plans and gushed about the fun to be had. I was wistful as I watched every picture go up on Instagram. I was angry as names were […]

Taking Sides

Last week on the Timothy’s Gift Hope Tour, Melissa shared at each prison a beautiful message from John 8. We probably know or at least recognize the story… 1  Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2 At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach […]

Hunting for Jesus

I’m on a bus headed back from prison. I went because my incredibly talented and graceful friend Melissa Greene has told me for years that I need to come and see the incredible and life-changing work of Timothy’s Gift. And you guys, there really aren’t enough words but I’m going to try anyway…but hear me say […]