Christmas Eve, a doctor at the urgent care clinic ducked into the room where I was getting oxygen through tubes in my nostrils. “The CT scan shows blood clots in your lungs,” the doctor said quickly. “We’re transferring you to the hospital—stat.”
Hi friend, We pray that the sparklehood and twinkletivity of the Holy Spirit fills your home this Christmas! Warmly, Lynn & Tim. “Glory to God in the highest, and Spirit-breathed peace to His people on earth” (Luke 2:14 LHV).
“Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will bring justice to the nations” (Isaiah 42:1). Do you get exasperated with yourself when you blow it? Do you wish you could relax expectations and lower the bar?
When it comes to accepting ourselves greater, here is one of the best-kept secrets: there is a magic needle called joy that stitches heaven and earth together! That’s right. We can sew into our circumstances the sparklehood and twinkletivity of heaven’s colors: red, yellow, orange, purple, green, turquoise, teal, gold, silver, and a zillion other […]
Do you sometimes wish you could go back and shift the hands of time? “Hey, Jesus,” you say as you work through your to-do list, “I’m not quite meeting my goals here. Stress is mounting!” This week I have the pleasure of introducing friend and Spirit-led business/spiritual mentor Kathie Nelson. Kathie connects Kingdom and the […]
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” (John 13:35 NIV). When you go through transition, is your self-talk riddled with regret? Wednesday I put my 26-year-old son, Andy, on a plane bound for Tokyo. Japanese is his total passion. Over the course of the last 10 years, […]
Do you have unfulfilled prophecies just waiting to pop? Maybe—just maybe—you have an elephant in the womb. I’ve been hard at work on a book about self-forgiveness. The path of writing a book is a peculiarly circuitous affair. It’s one wild switchback after another producing a dizzying spin of the compass needle. When it seems […]
(Mac Powell, James Autry, Steven Curtis Chapman, William Autry, Emily Hare, Brandon Heath, me) When we show up, the Holy Spirit likes to show off. Want to know a secret to forgiving yourself that’s hidden in a surprising place? Friday night, my friend James Autry, his 16-year-old, William, my 22-year-old, Emily, and I excitedly got […]
Facebook Post: To the thief who stole my wallet at Pioneer Courthouse Square today: I pray that God hunts you down and tackles you with His irrational, reckless, relentless grace. I pray that you get arrested by His presence and become a victim of His plan of redemption. Earlier this month, I prayed with a […]
When you and I struggle with self-forgiveness, we’ve usually got deep, painful wounds put there by the enemy in the past. Do you want to know how to exact sweet revenge? Tell your story! At the Oregon Christian Writers Conference in Portland last week, I met the amazing Marlys Johnson, a cancer widow who joyfully writes and […]