Change

Where is God leading me to change?

Where is God leading me to change?

Where is God leading me to change? If we don’t know the answer to this, then it’s difficult to move forward towards wholeness in the discipleship journey. In his book, Failing Forward, John Maxwell provides a helpful insight into the reasons why people change. People...
#SilenceIsNotSpiritual: time to end the violence

#SilenceIsNotSpiritual: time to end the violence

A short time before Christmas, Belinda Bauman (founder of One Million Thumbprints) and Lynne Hybels (advocate for global engagement and wife of Bill Hybels of Willow Creek Community Church) began to contact some of the “elder women” (including Dr. Jo Anne Lyon) in the...
​Transitions Call for Inner Strength

​Transitions Call for Inner Strength

There was a day when my husband and I came to an understanding that God was releasing us from local church ministry. In a turn of events, we moved to Budapest, Hungary, to serve with Global Partners in Europe. I remember being marked by this thought from a devotional...
Lessons from Peyton Manning

Lessons from Peyton Manning

As I listened to Peyton Manning’s retirement speech from professional football the other day, I was impressed by several things he said. Of course, living near Indianapolis, it’s almost impossible not to be a Manning fan, after the great success he had as...
Autumn leaves but Jesus does not

Autumn leaves but Jesus does not

Carol and I drove to northern Indiana recently to meet her sister and husband for lunch. Along the way, we saw some beautiful autumn scenery. As we drove, I said, “Well, I guess this is our fall color tour.” We laughed because we don’t always get to take a color tour,...
​Change can be good

​Change can be good

Some changes are good. Others are not so great, but I’m choosing to focus on the good change can bring. Leaves change. Temperatures change. Daytime hours are overtaken by nighttime hours. Circumstances change at home and at work. As I write this on a Sunday afternoon,...