Enough 

"There were those around the people of Judah that set out to discourage them, and make them too afraid to go on building. They bribed officials to work against them and frustrate their plans" (Ezra 4.4). 'Afraid' here doesn't just mean frighten. It means to cause someone's mind to be cast down in fear. It …

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, …