If You Want Resurrection You Will Have to Experience Death

Several months ago I attended a conference where a very wise therapist said these profound words:

“If You want resurrection, you will have to experience death.”

I’m not sure I will ever forget it. I remember specifically when Dr. Dan Allender those words. Chills came rushing down my spine and sent my mind into a tailspin. So much wrapped up in 10 words. I knew I would take several days, months and possibly years processing what this meant. Read More

3 Beautiful Ways God Is Still Resurrecting Today

Easter week is upon us and the anticipation builds. Within the hearts and minds of Christians all over the world, this week is something special. We remember once again the sacrifice Christ made for us on a Roman cross.

It doesn’t take me long to remember Easter’s gone by and how each small detail pointed me back to the cross. Read More

Why You Need to Stop Freaking Out & Trying to Change Yourself

I met with a friend some time ago who had become frustrated by some of his recent behaviors. He found himself making decisions that were creating more struggles instead of less. Have you ever been there before? I frequent there more often than I would like. Read More

JWT 011: How to Fail at Writing a Book on Dating

Have I ever told you about the one where I wanted to write a book on dating?

Oh, I haven’t? Wow. It’s a crazy one. Read More

How Your Story Pushes Back Darkness

There is one who wants to destroy you. The Bible tells us he roams the earth, seeking to devour. He is the enemy of the almighty God and will do everything in his power to keep you from living the life God is calling you to live.

Did I go too deep too fast? Maybe…but may we never forget this truth:

Darkness is real. Read More

Why You Need To Stop Believing Your Story is Random

“This is going to be completely random.”
“We are going to choose two of you at random.”
“Well, that was totally random.”

Ok – I’ll stop. You and I use the word “random” too much in our comings and goings. Think about it – we use it more than we think. Here’s why this is a problem:

Nothing seems to be on purpose anymore. Read More