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March 21

The Next Great Move of God

Last week I had the privilege of facilitating times of prayer, worship, and devotion at a conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The conference gathered 85 young Christian leaders from over 30 nations, seeking to mobilize a great move of God among my generation around the world. And helping to lead the conference truly left…

February 28

The Discipline of Prayer

If you haven’t read my previous blog posts about my journey in discipline this year, I would recommend starting by reading my introductory blog here, as well as my January blog on the discipline of meditation here. The Discipline of Prayer If I had to guess, I would say that every single person reading this…

January 31

The Discipline of Meditation

Welcome back to my Journey in Discipline! If you’re new here, or if you’d like a refresh on what I’ll be sharing with you in this blog, I would recommend going back and reading my first blog of the series here. I also wanted to thank all of you for your support and enthusiasm for…

January 26

Disciple-Being & Disciple-Making

This past week I had the honor of guiding the Texas Baptists’ Great Commission Team through a portion of their retreat as they sought fresh vision for what it means to make disciples of all the nations. And knowing that the words of Jesus from Matthew 28:16-20 were spoken for you and me just as…

January 10

Journey in Discipline: A 12 Month Challenge

  Hi Reader, My name is Caroline, and I am in charge of all the communication-related projects here at First15. Craig invited me to share about what I’m challenging myself with this year, so if you’d like to find out more and be a part of the challenge with me, read the blog below. I…

January 5

Seeking Vision for 2019

  “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1   Every morning that you wake up and experience God through First15, I hope you’re filled with fresh vision. Daily, moment by moment communion with God births vision in a way that’s unique and powerful. But throughout…

November 20

Encountering Everyday Epiphanies

In all the busyness, Thanksgiving totally hit me by surprise this week. It seems like all of the sudden it’s cold outside, the leaves are changing, miraculously the Cowboys are somehow relevant again, and Rachel is asking me what we want to cook for our family’s Thanksgiving celebration. And as I pause for a moment…

October 18

God Over All I Don’t Know

This year I’ve been in a season filled with questions – facing new unknowns. And my heart can’t help asking, “How, Lord?” (Luke 1:34). My questions range from theology to unknowns I face in my future. I’ve found myself shameful in the midst of my questions, and even doubts. Time and time again, I would…

October 4

Living On Purpose

Earlier this week I had the privilege of speaking to a wonderful group of 300 medical leaders from the Hendrick Health Care System. They asked me to come present some thoughts on what it looks like to live missionally – how to live with a clearer knowledge of the “why” behind the “what.” With how…

September 13

How are you doing?

Have you ever been asked how you’re doing and had no idea how to respond? I have been in that place for months now. It goes a little something like this: Friend: “Hey girl! How are you doing? How have you been? (Crickets…) Me: “Oh, you know… good I guess? Actually, I don’t know to…