The Gift of GRACE

"Cheap grace is the grace we bestow on ourselves. Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, communion without confession. Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate. Costly the kingly rule of Christ, for whose sake a man will pluck out the eye which causes him to stumble, it is the call of Jesus Christ at which the disciple leaves his nets and ... [Read More]


The gift of ABUNDANT LIFE. You're thinking, "Well, TL, obviously I'm thankful for life. What's your point?" But here's what I think — we are thankful for our lives. But sometimes I miss living in the fullness of life God offers because I'm so caught up in the mundane and messiness of my day-to-day living. And, it's possible you do too. Hence today's invitation to see ABUNDANT LIFE as an every day gift from God. The Gift of ABUNDANT LIFE For each of the twenty gifts we'll cover this month, ... [Read More]

Welcome to Crazy Town! {or a month of seeing the gifts of God in every day life.}

Hi friends! We are friends, right? I mean, you're here and I'm here and there's a pretty solid chance we have at least a few things in common. Maybe you're a mom (me too!), a wife (yep!), and I'd also be willing to guess you're a believer. See, I told you we have some similarities. And, I'm pretty sure we share a few other commonalities. For example, I bet your calendar stays pretty full. And I imagine you know how important Bible study is to your maturing faith. Welcome to Crazy ... [Read More]

Coming in October … more Lopsided Living encouragement!

It's been awhile since I spent any significant time talking about Lopsided Living. It's an ongoing theme that undergirds pretty much everything else but I haven't shared any new encouragement or challenges lately. So grab your coffee, your Bible, your calendar, and your journal and hang on tight — because October is all about Lopsided Living! Lopsided Living Encouragement To be really transparent here—I need this reminder and encouragement more than ever. And since I figure I'm pretty ... [Read More]

You’ve Got This! {a prayer for the embracers of Lopsided Living}

Welcome to Day 31 of 31 Ways to Embrace Lopsided Living! Well, my friends, we made it to the end. Can I tell you I really wasn't sure this would happen? Not because of you, of course. But because somehow my silly little self thought I could write a 31-day series about one of the topics I care most deeply about AND finish the manuscript for my first book at the same time. But guess what?? We did it! And I mean WE because every email you sent me this month, every comment you left, every kind ... [Read More]

Remember Your Why

Welcome to Day 30 of 31 Ways to Embrace Lopsided Living! On Sundays we consider a verse and how God's Word is a faithful guide for us as we pursue Lopsided Living. This is one that has come back to me time and again over the past month with all its hecticness and demands. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you ... James 4:8 Remember your why!   Lopsided living isn't about getting more done or having it all together or impressing anyone else. The purposeful pursuit of ... [Read More]