Finishing Our Race

On Sunday, thirteen friends (some of whom I just met the night before) and I came together from all over the United States, completed the San Diego Rock N’ Roll Half Marathon and raised over $10,000 for Compassion International. It was the perfect day, the perfect setting, to run a half marathon. The sun was […]

A Little Tired And A Lot Blessed

This weekend I was back in Birmingham for a reunion of Compassion Bloggers at Deeper Still. It was incredible. The conference, the speakers, the worship, the laughter, the food, the time with friends, old and new…incredible. I heard solid Biblical teaching from three powerhouse women. Priscilla Shirer, Beth Moore, and Kay Arthur brought “it”. A […]

My 10 Favorite Things About Catalyst 2010

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First off, let me apologize for completely disappearing for the last week or so. It was never my intention to be away so long. But man, Catalyst came with a big ‘ol bang and stole every ounce of my energy. Okay, that’s enough of that… Last week I was in Atlanta, Georgia, for the Catalyst […]

I Can’t Say Much But I Can Say This

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I returned from Guatemala two weeks ago. Wow…two weeks…14 days…336 hours. In some ways it seems like just yesterday, in other ways it seems like a lifetime ago. On Friday, Shaun Groves sent an email to the Compasssion Bloggers Guatemala team. I’ve been laying low, reading your posts, praying for you from a distance but […]

Still Processing

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I woke up this morning in Sunriver, Oregon for the final day of The Building Champions Experience excited about the progress made on my life plan and vision but still struggling to process everything I have experienced over the last two weeks. How does what I saw and experienced in Guatemala fit into my future? […]

But Was It Life-Changing?

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I returned from Guatemala late Sunday afternoon. My first stop was the laundry room to erase the undeniable evidence from my trip, the stench of poverty. I showered and went to church. (I can’t tell you how much I love that evening service. I was desperately needing the worship and fellowship.) I grabbed yogurt with […]

Reconciling the Disparity

Today we visited the Guatemala City dump. A place that is 1 square kilometer. A place where 20,000 families reside. A place where the water is unfit for consumption, even by a rat. A place where little girls go missing like discarded baby dolls. A place where vultures circle, searching for something, anything, to prey on. […]