• inner world,  leadership,  self-awareness

    God grant me the serenity to accept the ideas I cannot execute

    Recently I led a seminar with my colleague Doug at InterVarsity‘s national staff conference. When we were debriefing how it went he told me frankly “your creativity stresses me out.” This is something coming from one of the most creative people in our movement who has literally helped create a program called “start something new.” Then my friend Adam posted this blog that I totally stole the title, idea and the picture from. I left such a long comment on his post I thought, “what the heck, I should just post this on my own blog!” This is an area of growth for me. I have so many ideas that I can…

  • awkward stories,  friendship,  inner world,  jesus,  marriage,  mom blogs,  parenting,  prayer

    Blog roundup

    I’ve been loving some of the posts I’ve been reading lately from brave and thoughtful folks- check out some of their goodness that involves gaping wounds, hot wives, and scandalous women. The one that made me thankful for men who love on their wives publicly: From Adam Jeske: Don’t Stop Bragging about Your Smokin Hot Wife….but please don’t stop there. The one that made me think about stupid things I’ve done and the stupid things I will do: From my girl Grace Biskie: That Little Warrior Girl The one that made me think about scripture in a new way: From Jenny Rae Armstrong: Scandalous, Loving, Woman The one that made me nod my head…

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    Tweeting for Jesus

    In my blog brain backup I wanted to share about tweeting for Jesus with 16,000 people at the Urbana Mission Convention this past December 27-31st.  Below is a more in depth article written by Adam Jeske who lead our super social media squad: Tweeting For Jesus One of the other cool things was that our #U12 hashtag was trending nationally for a couple days during Urbana, we had a couple articles about using social media for the first time at Urbana, 40,000 tweets were tweeted under #U12’s hashtag, our social squad tweeted 3,000 times, and were retweeted over 6,500 times. Here are some of my favorite tweets from the week: From speakers: Death begins…