A Family Challenge: Prayer & 40 Bucks

We have had a five-year-old living with us for the past five months. He's a cousin who needed a place to live; and for now, he is a part of our family. I'm learning what I once knew when my kids were younger:¬†five-year-olds change things. Before he came, everyone in our family was pretty self-sufficient.…

Family: Becoming What We Are

Imagine learning you have a sister you didn't know you had. Imagine the realization that your family is bigger than you imagined. How would you react if you found out you had a sibling you had never met? Most of us, I assume, would want to meet her. Get to know her. See what you…

Introverted Kingdom

This Sunday, I am finishing a series of messages at my church I have called "Inverted Kingdom." It is based in Luke 6, and has been a conversation around the ways Jesus turns conventional wisdom on its head. But then I got to thinking: it takes only a slight word change to go from Inverted…