I drove through Confidence on my way to speak at a conference last week. The bright green northern California road sign read “Confidence: Population 50”. Only 50 folks reside in Confidence, though thousands drive through. The irony of how few people live in Confidence didn’t escape my notice. Just like in life, lots of people visit […]
For the seasoned veteran or first-time event planner or ministry leader, Ready. Set. Plan Your Event! will help you make your event amazing! These tips, checklist, event summary, and more were developed from speakers’ and event planners’ years of conducting conferences, retreats, and other special events. They were learned from what was done right and what wasn’t […]
Sometimes I don’t understand why God responds to my prayers the way He does. I’ve got a feeling I’m not alone. A week before our son’s wedding on Sunday we checked the weather report: High of 106. No joke. 1. 0. 6. Not a great report for what we hoped would be a picturesque outdoor […]
Do you relish the past or despise it? Both can be dangerous. For years, I beat myself up for the colossal mistakes I made as a young Christian. In college, I was loving and serving God, enjoying the independence that comes from trusting Him for my every move. I loved Jesus more than anything in […]
Here’s to one of life greatest gifts–girlfriends! Without them we wouldn’t be who we are. Friends–the right kind of friends–make us better, stronger, wiser. They make us laugh. They keep us real. They tell us the truth, even if it’s not what we want to hear. They listen to our woes, even if it’s not […]
“What should I do?” The plea sounded more like a whine when I asked my dad this question back in college. He didn’t tell me what to do. He wouldn’t.
“Do not be discouraged.” Easier said than done, right? Especially when someone squashes your dream. Or questions your ability. Or criticizes your work. Or has more success than you do. Or when failure knocks you right up the side of the head. It doesn’t take much to make us feel the sting of discouragement. A […]
I’ve listened to Solveig’s music for years and had the pleasure of hearing some of the songs from her new CD, “Time” since last summer on a mutual friend’s weekly Facebook Live program. Then, in April 2017, I got to meet her in person. It was then I knew I had to share the beautiful music […]