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Hula Hoops & Holiness

Hula Hoops & Holiness

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. My thirty-something birthday had dawned bright and busy. Tucked into a pile of bills and credit-card applications I found a card sent from my friend Janet McHenry. The message inside wished me a “hoopy birthday,” and that made me smile, but the picture on the front was what really grabbed my attention. It illus­trated everything I’d been feeling...

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Discovering What Freedom Really Means

Discovering What Freedom Really Means

I’m grateful to live in a country where I’m free… But freedom is much more than life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It goes far deeper (and is much more revolutionary) than the inalienable rights outlined in the constitution of the United States. For true freedom comes from within. It’s a freedom only Christ can give. Celebrating Liberty When Jesus came to earth, died for our sins and...

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The Importance of Knowing When to Slow Down | Jodi Detrick

The Importance of Knowing When to Slow Down | Jodi Detrick

Do you ever feel like life is spinning out of control? These past four years have been some of the most intense years of my life. But even with deadlines met and my schedule fairly clear, I still tend to fill my life with activity. My friend, Jodi Detrick, and I talk a lot about this problem. We both want to be available to God. We want to say yes to every opportunity. But we're learning the...

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Lessons From My Father

Lessons From My Father

On this Father's Day, I want to say thank you... To the man who wrestled with my sister and me after dinner every night. Who played “horsie” with us until we got too big, and the horse mysteriously died. To the man who taught me to ride motorcycles and waterski. Who lectured me when I got my first ticket, but then held me when I cried. Thank you to the man who’s prayed over me every single day...

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