Branches of Protection

When we first bought our home nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, it was shaded by majestic white pine and maple trees. Although these trees afforded our home much shade and protection from the elements, over a long period of time, that which was a good thing, slowly became a tool of dampness, mildew and …

America’s Prime Mission Field

How could our nation change if students began praying on campuses around America? On today’s podcast, Lee Nienhuis and Jeff Eckart discuss the importance of prayer for schools and in schools. Jeff’s ministry is working on the cutting edge with students and youth workers helping reach the next generation. Jeff and I discuss his vision to train and equip students …

In His Unshakeable Grip

If you were completely confident in God’s unchanging, irrevocable love for you, would it change how you walked? If you knew that no matter how many times you fell, he would be right there to catch you, would it change the way you lived your life? I believe it would. Several years ago, God showed me what confidence in a …

The Beauty of Broken

I come from a broken family. And despite my very best attempts to produce a formulaically perfect Christian family in my second—the reality is that I still come from a broken family. We are messy – gooey in the middle – and I love my family more than I ever thought possible, brokenness and all. I love who they are …