The Power of Blessing

Blessing equips what faith believes. Blessing is not just about finances; that's what we have reduced it to. It is recognizing, declaring, encouraging, resourcing, and empowering others in the identity for which God created them. Blessing is not to be held back until you judge someone worthy of it. This is why so many families …

Dealing with the Negative

At every negative you encounter, you're learning more about what doesn't work, what you don't want, and what isn't you. If you see a difficult season for the value it has, you don't have to default to despising your life. You can deal with your circumstances intentionally by bringing them immediately to God—before they have …

Redefining Joy

When you have a moment, I invite you to ask yourself this question: Am I ready to see joy as more than just an emotion? I know that might sound weird, but I write and say weird things all the time, so just go with it. This is actually really important, and something that I …

The Tower

I had a dream a in which Jesus took me to a stone tower, somewhere between a city and the edge of a desert. We climbed the stairs about 50 feet to the top windows. I could see miles farther than I imagined. The wilderness was beautiful, from mountains and mesas to canyons and rivers, …

Abundant Now

In the Gospel of John (10:10), Jesus said He came to give us life, not just as we've known it, but "perissos", super-abundant-thriving-beyond-measure kind of life. Consciously or not, I think we've interpreted that to mean everything is supposed to be easy and problem-free. But when it's not (usually within 2 minutes of reading that …