The Life I Live


On Moving To Austin

On Moving To Austin


Posted By on Jun 24, 2014 in The Life I Live | 6 comments

As I type this, the movers are packing the contents of my house into cardboard boxes of all shapes and sizes and placing them like Jenga blocks into the back of a semi truck. Life as I know it is about to change…again. I’ve been talking about this move…for months, but oddly I’m still in denial about all the practical implications of this move. Next week new owners will be settling into my {okay, their} little...

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Here We Go Again…

Here We Go Again…


Posted By on May 27, 2014 in The Life I Live | 33 comments

Man, this one is a hard one to write and I’m not quite sure why. Maybe because somehow blogging about it makes it feel more real? Maybe because I know it will provoke questions I am not ready to answer? Maybe because I know some of your reading this should have heard it directly from me not via computer screen but across the table with a steaming cup of coffee or as we gently rock back and forth on a porch swing at Arrington...

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Everywhere I turn these days people seem to be perturbed, to be brimming over with anger, to be teetering on the edge of hatred. On the gridlocked roads. In crowded football stadiums. On the interwebs. We rage. We incite. We defend. And we all have our excuses about why our latest outrage is justifiable. WE have been mistreated, hurt, betrayed. THEY are different, wrong, threatening. WE must protect our country, our beliefs, our God....

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on singleness…

on singleness…


Posted By on Feb 15, 2014 in The Life I Live | 0 comments

I am a pretty terrible blogger these days. And when I do write, it’s typically about the work I get to do around the world, or on my faith, or the Church. But I have strayed away from the tension-filled posts on living out a season I never dreamed for myself. But when your friends ask you to join a series that they are doing on relationships, sometimes you surprise yourself and say “yes.” Below is a post I wrote for...

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Last weekend I gathered with 1,200 women in Austin, Texas, and more than 40,000 online for the first IF:Gathering. Truth be told, both attendees and organizers weren’t quite sure what to expect. The vision to “gather, equip, and unleash the next generation of women to live out their purpose” was clear but everything else was vague. But I’ve never seen anything like it y’all. Women boldly and bravely...

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Up On The Watershed

Up On The Watershed


Posted By on Jan 27, 2014 in The Life I Live | 6 comments

Up on the watershed, standing at the fork in the road, you can stand there and agonize till your agony’s your heaviest load. You’ll never fly as the crow flies, get used to a country mile. When you’re learning to face the path at your pace, every choice is worth your while. Well, there’s always retrospect to light a clearer path. Every five years or so I look back on my life and I have a good laugh.    Lyrics...

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