I talked to the lady at the hotel who puts out our breakfast. “What do you do?” she asks. We must look like a sight, scrounging around for donuts and eggs and coffee with all our ragamuffin kids. “We travel for work,” I say. But, I can tell she’s still curious, so I do my […]
When You Wonder What Your Life Is For
Saying Yes to Truth
Lies. We believe them, we repeat them, and we tell them. Have you ever wondered why we give ourselves over to something we know to be both harmful and wrong? We tolerate being lied to, and we actually like to tell the occasional untruth ourselves. Why? Could it be that falsehood is more comfortable to […]
One Year Later
It was a year ago that my husband, John, and I stood on the stage of a megachurch in front of thousands of people and said our goodbyes as their senior pastor and his wife. It was a bittersweet day for me. Bitter because I truly loved being a senior pastor’s wife; sweet because we […]
Why Pastors Are Discouraged, and What to Do About It
As President of Life Action, I spend much of my time with pastors—listening, encouraging, seeking to be a friend. And I have never seen a time like this in my thirty-eight years in ministry. Pastors are discouraged today at a level that is dangerous to the body of Christ. I am going to begin writing […]
Happening Now at Life Action
This month in Transformations, we want to introduce you to Laurel. Laurel felt unloved and unlovable because she felt dirty from some sins in her youth. This led to her not being able to love other people. Even after God had forgiven her, Laurel didn’t know how to accept God’s forgiveness, so the guilt of […]
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Why is obedience important?
Believing that our heavenly Father knows how to set up the best life possible and gladly surrendering to Him enables us to do exactly what He asks, when He asks it of us, from a joyful heart and for His glory. It frees us from pursuing a small life, to pursuing God-sized vision and purpose.View All Pathways