Leader or Friend?

Every time I see a mom and daughter walking down the street in matching mini skirts and skimpy tank tops, I can’t help but cringe.  Fairly or unfairly I’ve made the assumption that mom has worked so hard to be her daughter’s friend that she’s forgotten to be a parent. She’s elevated the desire to […]

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Sunday Lessons

Today was the official launch of our newest campus: Cross Point Franklin I’m so incredibly proud of Brent, our Franklin Campus Pastor and Eve our Volunteer Director, as well as their families who have poured hundreds of hours into prepping for this day. I’m blown away by the volunteers who have prayed and pleaded for […]

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Such A Mess

Community is Messy. If you’re in a small group, have led a small group or are a church leader who helps facilitate small groups, you understand this phrase. So does my friend Heather Zempel.  She knows that community is messy but she also knows that community is life-changing and worth every ounce of mess it […]

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Don’t Resist Yourself

It was one of those morning runs where I would have done anything to not be running.  I felt like I was pushing myself up a monstrous never-ending hill mountain. At one point I caught a glimpse of my shadow on the asphalt and realized my problem.  My posture was all wrong.  My shoulders were […]

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Don't Resist Yourself

It was one of those morning runs where I would have done anything to not be running.  I felt like I was pushing myself up a monstrous never-ending hill mountain. At one point I caught a glimpse of my shadow on the asphalt and realized my problem.  My posture was all wrong.  My shoulders were […]

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Perfectly Unique

POST UPDATE: This book giveaway has ended.  Congrats to Pam Bakker who was the winner! _______________________________________________ Today is a huge day for one of my dear friends, Annie Downs.  It’s the official release of her new book Perfectly Unique! This is how Annie described the book to me in her own words: The idea that […]

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When Wisdom Isn’t For You

I’ve prayed for wisdom for as long as I can remember. Both because I know that I desperately need it but also because it seems like the responsible thing to do as a leader. But what if praying for wisdom is not the greatest prayer we can pray? What if we’ve missed a significant point […]

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When Wisdom Isn't For You

I’ve prayed for wisdom for as long as I can remember. Both because I know that I desperately need it but also because it seems like the responsible thing to do as a leader. But what if praying for wisdom is not the greatest prayer we can pray? What if we’ve missed a significant point […]

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Politics, Power & Glamor

On my recent vacation to California, my husband and I visited The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.  As I wandered through the exhibits and listened to the stories told by the audio guide, I couldn’t help but be moved by the enormity of the job.  Literal life and death decisions of global impact are made by […]

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