Grace for the road

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Hi, y’all! Happy end of May. :) As our small group heads into the summer, we’re starting to walk through “I Don’t Wait Anymore” alongside some Scripture passages that go hand in hand with the themes of the chapters. Your group may already have a plan for the summer, but should you want to do something similar, I’m making our study outlines available for download here. We’ll be talking about singleness, broken… Read More

This can’t be the plan. Can it? I remember thinking that in the summer of 2014 as I dragged the mop through our dusty Middle Eastern apartment for the last time, shiny clean stripes crisscrossing the dusty tile. My roommate Abi had already left to go back to her home state, and that night I was going to lock up that iron door for the last time and start heading back to… Read More

I can’t remember which pastor said it recently, but I remember the illustration, at least for the most part. It went something like this — if you board a plane in New York, and the pilot sets the plane to fly one degree off course, you might not notice it so much if you were going to New Jersey … the plane would probably still come pretty close to landing in the… Read More

You feel vulnerable? That’s the message I got from a friend after “I Don’t Wait Anymore” stopped floating around in non-reality and found itself in the hands of a few friends, family and strangers a few weeks ago. Yes. Yes I do feel vulnerable. I’ve felt uncomfortable. Exposed. Fidgeting on the couch while my biggest failures and most gut-wrenching moments with God float around out there in people’s living rooms and cars and Kindles. All the things. But… Read More