The Life I Live


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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Hey guys. I’m guest posting on (in)courage today about Jennie Allen, the If:Gathering and the idea that we might all gather as one. Hope you’ll go check it out. I met Jennie Allen for the first time in the spring of 2011. It was my final week serving as the Director of Communications at Thomas Nelson and Jennie was presenting her debut book Anything at Thomas Nelson’s Quarterly Sales Conference. Some might say we are an...

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Oh, the restlessness. I feel it as I climb into bed, as I toss and turn, as I sluggishly awaken after a not-so-restful night’s sleep. I feel it as I commute to work, as I travel both domestically and abroad, as I return emails, and as I share coffee or some jalapeno ranch dip with friends and colleagues. It haunts me more often than I’d like to admit. I know it’s not just me. I hear it from friends. And from...

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