God Still Speaks & Here's How I Know

God Still Speaks & Here's How I Know

On Friday, I was lying on my couch icing a pulled psoas muscle and crying when Sam called and said,

"Hey, a poster tube came in the mail for you."

I stopped crying, bolted upright, cried again and said, "there's only one place sending me a poster."

Sure enough, in the tube were the two posters I asked for with note that said, "Thanks for liking our wine!" 

Whoa. Jesus. More crying.

The Bonfires Are Purifying - But Painful

The Bonfires Are Purifying - But Painful

The reality is, I'm going to be too much for some people and situations. So what? That doesn't change my allegiance to Jesus or my identity as His beloved daughter.

And frankly, if I'm getting heat from all different corners - church and state - I'm probably doing something right, because that's how He got it.

Come what may, I'm just going to trust him to lead me right where I need to be.

Need a Little Good News Right Now?

Need a Little Good News Right Now?

I admire teachers like Chris because I came to Jesus as a skeptic and a doubter, so for better or worse, my b.s. meter is super low tolerance. Even a hint of game or manipulation or bad theology from the pulpit and I'm out.

So when people preach the gospel, as Chris does - straight up, double shot, no chaser - it burns so good, and I'm reminded how revolutionary Jesus actually is. Truly, the gospel, properly rendered, is crazy good news.

LeBron and the Art of Chucking Starfish

LeBron and the Art of Chucking Starfish

Years from now, God Willing, LeBron's I Promise school will be a model, a force for change and most importantly have mushroom clouds of impact all over the country. My prayer for LeBron is that legions of kids will get a shot at something greater because he took what was in his hand and threw it down.

Firegirls Listen to Dolly

When you get discouraged for not living on purpose, or you feel just "meh" about your life, what do you do next? Netflix? Chardonnay? Amazon? Insta? Cupcakes?

πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒSTEAL YOUR TIME AND ENERGY BACK FROM THAT STUFF AND GET ON WITH WHAT GOD PUT YOU HERE TO DO. (If that's where you're stuck - keep reading.)

Pura Vida & The Land of Complainers

Pura Vida & The Land of Complainers

America has countless things to be grateful for, but gosh we act like spoiled children a lot. I really do wonder when we came to expect freedom from all inconvenience and license to express outrage over it?

1950?

2001?

1776?

I mean, we're good at complaining, it's become our national M.O. We even rock non-verbal complaining. The grocery checker messes something up and the woman at her counter looks back at me and rolls her eyes. 

That happened to me yesterday and ruh-roh that woman had a cross around her neck.

What It Means to Catch Fire

What It Means to Catch Fire

A Firegirl is a woman who is no longer afraid to fail, in fact she doesn't even believe in the word. She's disciplined herself to live her life on purpose, come what may. She makes bold moves and leaves the earth looking more like heaven in a hundred little ways behind her.

She is an ambassador, a fragrance, a child of God and she sees people for who they can be, not who they currently are. She is magnetic, alive, brave and even foolish - the light in her eyes is a stunning and curious thing. It's so different, people ask about it.

It's Time to Master The Fear & Anxiety

It's Time to Master The Fear & Anxiety

By and large, we have homes, vehicles, full bellies, educated minds, freedom to move about and resources beyond imagining for most of the world.

So if it isn't up to us to MASTER OUR FEAR AND ANXIETY and get busy bringing justice, mercy, love and service to our neighborhoods and the world. Who is it up to?

This Too Is A Choice

This Too Is A Choice

Here's what I know for sure:

The subconscious mind is a garden. The conscious mind is the sower. Our thoughts are the seeds. Whatever you plant, you grow. You cannot think anxious, cynical, fearful thoughts all day long and expect to grow tranquility, contentment and abundance in your garden. There is no place in the natural or spiritual world where that is true. What a man sows, he reaps. Your thoughts are yours alone. So what are you sowing?

How is Fear Keeping You Small?

How is Fear Keeping You Small?

Your "what if" fears keep you stuck in someday, but I believe the world needs you, doing your thing, at a high level, right now. What is that thing?

Do you need to...

  • Ask for the money you're worth at work?

  • Build a case for your promotion? 

  • Stand up and speak truth to power?

  • Start dating again, so you can find your life partner? 

  • Write the book?

  • Found the non-profit?

  • Serve the refugees?

What would you do if you were unafraid?