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I Cried in Yoga Class

For years, I avoided doing yoga because I didn’t want to be a bad Christian. I’d heard and read countless teachings about how it was basically “dabbling”–a gateway or portal into Eastern mysticism, and ultimately, the demonic. One of my biggest fears has been...

Even in the Desert, He Loves You

If you know me at all, you know I’m a beach lover. Like, a sold-out, obsessed, any-chance-I-get-I’m-there kind of a beach lover. It’s my happy place. A place I can meet with God in utter bliss. I mean, what could possibly be a better setting to experience how much...

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Why I Need the Beach

Anyone who knows me, even if they’ve only known me for a short while, can probably tell you that I love the beach. I always have.   It isn’t that I’m a sun-worshiper, seeking the perfect golden glow. It’s not that I love to be in the ocean, swimming or enjoying...

Why I Need the Beach

The Deepest Longing of Your Heart, Answered

What does your heart most need to hear right now? What do you wish the Father would whisper right into the depths of your being? Quiet yourself down for just a moment and search inside for the answer to those questions. Maybe what you’re longing for is right there...

Should Every Christian Adopt?

November is National Adoption Month here in the US. That might not mean much to you now, but I'm going to tell you why it should. And, I'm going to challenge you to think a little more (and maybe a little differently) about what it means to adopt. First, a little...

Should Every Christian Adopt?

This Template Will Change the Way You Pray

Ever feel like when you sit down to pray your mind instantly wanders? Or you feel so overwhelmed by your life you don't even know where to start? Me too. Turns out, you and I are not alone--and this is hardly a new problem. Though our modern lives are full of...

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How to Find a Hope That Won’t Disappoint You

The subject of hope has come up more than a few times this week, which usually leads me to believe God is up to something. Well, of course he's up to something...he's God. Anyway, hope is an emotionally-charged word for some people. It has been for me. I've had a...

Finding God in the Eye of the Storm

Well, the storm is upon us now. As I write, Hurricane Irma is bearing down on south Florida, wreaking havoc on its people and their property. It's also wreaking havoc on our nerves. Prayer chains and prayer requests have flooded my inbox and social media feed, and...

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Redwoods, Racism, and Christian Community

Last week, on the first day of my first visit to Northern California, I visited one of the famed redwood forests. It is difficult to describe the experience other than to list a few words that left a lasting imprint on my soul. Majesty. Peace. Stillness. Holiness....

Redwoods, Racism, Community