Category Archives: Forgiveness

Beautiful Truth #1: You are God’s Beloved (how to hold onto your crown when it falls off)

There must be a formula for being a great child of God, for wearing the crown well, for reflecting His goodness near and far. I just don’t know it yet. But this I do know: “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we shall be called children of God, and that […]


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The Spirit of Christmas Lives On (how to keep your candles burning for the New Year)

“Christmas is over, baby,” I said nonchalantly as I buckled  little Sam into his car seat, his legs dangling long.  “It’s time to go back to school.”  “Christmas isn’t over in my heart,” he said, boldness rising. “In my heart, Christmas just happened.”  Isn’t that what we all want?  Do we just want to go […]


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Pray for Orlando (there’s no fear in love)

When I read the review on 21Myths that said it was naive to think that loving gay people was enough, I thought to myself, but love never fails.  The review said that people get very angry when you tell them they disagree with their lifestyle. I thought, since when did Jesus tell people he disagreed with […]


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Why you Need Grace and Truth for Real Change to Happen

It can get messy trying to figure out how change really happens.  When we don’t deal with hurts, when we bury or mask truth, things only get worse. The other day when I was speaking in a public school, a girl asked me how to deal with sexual abuse. I knew it was an honest question […]


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Choose the Crown over the Ashes (when you’re not sure which one to wear today)

Are you a victim, or a victor? Several years ago I shared my testimony at a luncheon for Christian women in business. At the time, I had just moved from California to Texas, and felt unusually emotional in front of the audience. In those days, I nearly always shed a few tears when telling my story. That day I […]


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