The most extraordinary place I’ve ever been

I’ve been a lot of places. They were pretty and hot and cold and sandy and dusty and breath-taking. But it is something altogether incomparable and surreal to be standing in a place that has changed everything. Right here, in this exact spot, people have wept. People…

Maya Angelou for the soul

This morning Maya Angelou passed away at age 86. The world knows her as a poet, a novelist, an actress, and an activist who gave us words and dance and a life of invaluable teachings. She was a writer with her life, and also, a writer of…

Remembering Charlie and Braden Powell

For the past two years, all over the country, and in Puyallup, Wash. no less, the news has been captivated by the tragic story of one family — the Powell’s. Though you might already be familiar with the case: Two years ago, Susan Cox Powell…

My “response” to post-quake stricken Haiti

I woke up sick this morning, sore throat, runny nose and all. For medicine, I’ve been drinking hot tea all day. Hot Starbucks tea. And as I sit here, sipping Starbucks, working from home on a number of tasks, I’m reminded of the estimated 3…

Today, heros fallen but never forgotten

I can’t go to bed tonight without writing this short but meaningful and very dear to my heart note about today’s events. December 8, 2009. Today, the memorial for the four fallen Lakewood Police Officers was held at the Tacoma Dome. As I watched live…

21 day pre-soldout fast.

SOLD OUT is just around the corner and the church, the crew, the staff and the students are getting pumped for this years conference! we are believing and praying for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit (maybe some fire?) and to see our auditorium packed…