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Well it’s February 1st, and it’s my first blog post of the year. January was a great month of writing, kid’s activities, and getting reorganized for a new year. For me, it’s also a time to reflect on the previous year and spend time asking God what areas need work in 2018. So I set goals to start some new rhythms in my life. Some of them are little things and others will require some sacrifice and change.  My goal sheet for 2018 includes – Spend more time in focussed prayer. Scroll around on social media less. Check my email fewer times each day. Send more handwritten notes through the …

Remembering

  Happy December 1st! I can’t believe it is already here. Today I wanted to share the first devotion from my new book Total Christmas Makeover to help us remember why we will spend this month – shopping, baking, decorating, attending parties, and adding so many items to already overflowing to-do lists. Our heart is to remember Christ. God stepped out of eternity and into time so that He might redeem us. He freed us through the sacrifice of His Son. Enjoy day one of 31 devotions to celebrate with purpose. I hope you’ll find the book a helpful tool in keeping Christ at the center of your Christmas this …

Internet Christianity

My soul has been aching for the church lately. I see the words written on social media. I hear the sideline conversations. People share blogs that offend other believers. Some of it is political. Some of it is ideological. I hear from pastors about the fractures in their local bodies of believers. It’s heartbreaking. I want to pretend it isn’t happening. Or it isn’t a big deal. Or just shut my ears and say, “LALALA.” After all, we have always had differences of opinions within in the body of Christ. The New Testament and church history reveal that the church has struggled with unity from day one. During some seasons …