Introducing: Broke

Introducing: Broke

**Exciting News: The FREE Six-Part Group Discussion Guide for Broke is now available! This is perfect for book clubs, church groups, or neighborhood studies. Available here. Though Broke: What Financial Desperation Revealed about God’s Abundance has been available for a little over a week, April 7 has always been Broke’s Official Launch Date. And…
My Lenten Confessional: Day 29

My Lenten Confessional: Day 29

Dear God: Today’s sin is Sloth. And fortunately–at least for ease of writing–I spent 8 hours this weekend indulging in my first binge-watch. True Detective was free on my cable app and who knew when I’d get another chance to see it. So I snuck it in here and there. When I…
Support for Syrian Refugees

Support for Syrian Refugees

The numbers are mind boggling.  Just this week the 1millionth Syrian refugee entered Lebanon, a country with a population of just four times that number.  Jordan now has nearly 600,000 refugees.  We hear about the numbers daily, so much so that we begin to become numb to them. I’ve talked…
Book Bits

Book Bits

A selection of bloggy tidbits from my books. “What I learned about asking God to give us this day our daily bread is that it’s really asking God into our lives, asking God to be made manifest in our needs. Because when we learn to live–or are forced to live,…
My Lenten Confessional: Day 28

My Lenten Confessional: Day 28

So God, I’m going to give greed another go. Spent the day thinking about the non-financial ways I’m so greedy. I have fantastic opportunities. But I want more. Sooner. Faster. Forgive me. I write for a living–what I always wanted to do. But I want more. More money. More readers. More…
My Lenten Confessional: Day 27

My Lenten Confessional: Day 27

So today’s Deadly Sin is Greed. Hahaha. So on Monday, God, as you know a book officially launches: Broke, a book that may as well have been titled Greed. In so many ways, that is the sin that our time of financial desperation and our continuing time of daily bread living…
In Defense of Helicopter Parenting

In Defense of Helicopter Parenting

I wouldn't go back to an earlier era of parenting even if I could. I think of myself as a rather laissez faire parent. I believe in germs and dirt. My kids, including my three-year old, go outside and play without my immediate supervision. When they fall down, I wait…