Vicki Courtney on marriage

Tomorrow my husband and I will celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. Well, technically we may not "celebrate" our anniversary tomorrow because he has to go to work and I'm dealing with a post-surgery dog and we probably won't get a sitter on a Thursday night. But at some point this weekend, we will celebrate. Fifteen years is a milestone. I've been thinking a lot lately about how hard marriage … [Read more...]

Must-read from Angie Smith

Every once in awhile I'll run across a blog post where I feel like I'm sitting right next to the person who wrote it. Looking over their shoulder. Patting them on the back. Holding my breath to see how it ends. It doesn't happen often, but when it does? I can't stop thinking about it. And I want to pass it along to other people, too. Monday night I read Angie Smith's latest blog post, "Pattern." I … [Read more...]

Oh, Boise…

The folks in and around Boise, Idaho are in for a real treat this weekend, because Living Proof Live with Beth Moore will be in town this Friday and Saturday, May 18-19. Oh, Boise. I have to admit. I am a little bit jealous of you. The event will be at the Century Link Arena, and while I have no idea where that is, I do remember going to Boise one time when I was 9, and I remember that the … [Read more...]

You Are Wonderful

Christy Nockels' new CD, Into the Glorious, is on repeat in my car and on my computer these days, and I can't get the third song, "Wonderful," out of my head. Seriously. Just try to sing the words "Your light shined in the darkness / I was hopeless / And You lifted up my head / To sing for joy" without getting a big ole lump in your throat. I'm of the opinion that it's not even a little bit … [Read more...]

Going Beyond Simulcast Re-cap

I woke up this morning and wondered if anyone had written a Going Beyond Simulcast re-cap. I wish that I could say that I had written one, but I was not in fact there. I was, however, sweating bullets at the soccer field for a considerable portion of the weekend, though I'm guessing you probably don't really want to read a re-cap of our U10 soccer tournament. It's just a hunch. I could be totally … [Read more...]

7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess

Have you ever been scared to read a book? Because I confess right here before God and the world wide interweb that I am more than a little bit scared to read 7, the latest book by Jen Hatmaker. I hear that the book is absolutely incredible, by the way. I've heard nothing but raves from the people who have read it. But I know it's going to make me uncomfortable, and I know it's going to challenge … [Read more...]

Nehemiah (a free sample!)

Kelly Minter is a phenomenal writer, Bible teacher, and worship leader who has a tremendous heart for the hurting, the poor, and the lost. Kelly's newest study, Nehemiah: A Heart That Can Break is on my to-do list for this summer, so I was tickled to run across a couple of Nehemiah-related resources this afternoon. First of all, there's a beautiful excerpt from Nehemiah that's posted on the … [Read more...]