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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…

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…

September 6

Pause and Dream

This past Saturday we ended our summer campaign, and I have been totally blown away by the reality of over 600 people giving graciously so that more people can have a guide to God’s presence every morning. And all this generosity really got me praying and thinking. Heading into the fall is a unique opportunity…

June 14

How Do You See God?

“Pray then like this: ‘Our Father in heaven…’” (Matthew 6:9). Maybe the most profound shift Jesus made in the way we see God is found in these first words of The Lord’s Prayer. For those of us who grew up within Christianity, or even were aware of the basic tenets of the faith, the idea…