A Cry for American Women (and what we can do right now)

Almost twenty years after 9/11, the unthinkable happened. The Taliban took over Kabul, and an image of a desperate mother throwing her baby over barbed wire to American soldiers seared […]

Women’s Rights are Human Rights

Dear Friends, First of all, I want to honor the brave men and women of our armed forces, including those who fought in Afghanistan and lost their lives. They are truly […]

Arise and Shine (for the glory of the Lord rises upon you)

In 2020, I had a dream. In the dream, I was writing a facebook post about politics when God stepped in and got in my face. “But YOU,” He said, […]

When Women Preach the Word

Apparently some people are upset that women have been preaching. It’s kind of funny, since the first person to announce the resurrection was a woman, commissioned by Jesus himself. I […]

A Really Big Deal

He walks through the living room, his boots clapping the wood floor, legs like tree trunks, voice booming — he is such a big kid. In my mind’s eye I […]

#metoo of the virtuous nurse
Tired of the Victim Mentality — and ready to stand up . . .

It is because we are virtuous -- that we speak up when victimized. But this speech does not pour out in dramatic lies or exaggerations before many; we speak our truth to wise people in private first.

When prayer is your greatest weapon

Some people just know how to wage war. “My strategy is going to be prayer,” Trudi leans over the desk and says to me. The lines on either side of her […]

Getting What We Want vs. Knowing What We Need

Sometimes we get what we want. Other times, we get what we need, and we may not always like it. But if we call ourselves believers, we must also believe […]

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 […]

Beautiful Lie #1: Man is not your Mirror (and the better truth that sets us free)

When I decided to do Beautiful Lies on Facebook live, we couldn’t have guessed our son’s childhood friend would die tragically in the first week. As the Word says, “Man […]

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