New “Mother India” Film Captures Life through the Eyes of the Orphan


One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody. ~ Mother Theresa So the story of the new Mother India film is this: two guys went to India. They saw orphans. A lot of them. They returned to the US. They thought they could do more to tell the story of the 31 million orphans in India. And so they did.Mother India: Life Through The Eyes of The Orphan a new documentary film from Word releasing April 23, 2013, is the result of the passion and talents of David Trotter and Shawn S … [Read more...]

Confessions of a Pastor’s Wife: What She Really Wants

Shannon Milholland

While I am equipping ministry leaders in Guam, I'm privileged to feature a post from my friend Shannon Milholland here at FaithWalkers. Shannon is a morning runner, an afternoon carpooler and all-day lover of Jesus.She is the voice of Jesus & My Orange Juice, a fresh-squeezed oasis for ordinary living. Shannon finds joy among piles of laundry and miles of carpools and delights in leading others to this place of contentment in life, through the written and spoken word.Connect with her … [Read more...]

How to Practice the Art of Appreciation: A Practical Tip


During my missions effort equipping ministry leaders in Guam, it's my privilege to feature this guest post from my good friend and mentor Richard Savidge, President of Ministry Coaching International. I first encountered him through this post from Michael Hyatt. Check out his weekly blog here, his awesome coaching and retreat adventures (Savidge Adventures), and follow him on Twitter andFacebook. When was the last time that you encountered a person whose life seemed to exude joy?Their … [Read more...]

How to Care for Aging Parents: Practical Tips

It happens to all of us – if we’re lucky. When you were a newborn, your parents prayed for the chance to make it to old age. They spent the first several decades of their life caring for you.  Until the tables turned a few decades later.Now as they become aging parents, you are the one caring for them. And with that change can come significant challenges.For the last seven years, my wife has helped care for her grandparents who were blessed with years well into their nineties. My pre-t … [Read more...]

See How to Teach Your Kids to Put Their Strengths to Work


I believe that God has created each of us to be better at some things than others. It's a simple truth that, if embraced, changes how we teach our kids to put their strengths to work. Lately, I've taken to referring to it with our kids as discovering our superpowers.For one thing, we actually get intentional about discovering our own strengths so we can model the process for them. [ See my post 5 Resources to Now Discover Your Strengths ] For another, we get intentional about helping our … [Read more...]

Why Some Families Almost Always Have Peaceful Car Rides

It's Spring Break time for many families and I know what some of them are thinking. Peaceful car rides? Are you kidding?"Are we there yet?" "He's touching me!"  "Daddy. Daddy. Daddy. Dad--" You get the idea.The most common solution? Crank up the sappy, mindless, pop music a little louder and hope to minimize the injuries. At least you increase your own chances of surviving the trip and staving off more drastic measures.Our family has been intentional about having peaceful car rides. W … [Read more...]

Why We Give Easter Baskets to Our Children


Maybe you're one of those families that gives Easter baskets to their children to celebrate some defunct Roman deity. You know what I'm talking about. The eggs, the beans, the chick, the bunnies -- they're all signs of your secret allegiance to some long-forgotten fertility goddess. Admit it! You're a secret Satan worshipper!Or maybe it's just the chocolate.Having lived my entire life in Evangelical Christian circles, I've heard all the arguments for and against giving Easter baskets … [Read more...]

Easter Sermon Audio: Everything Changes When Jesus Speaks


Celebrate Resurrection Day with a listen to my recent sermon based on John 20, exploring the first few interactions people had with Jesus following his triumphant rising from the dead.Everyone Jesus encounters is confused, fearful, and or doubting. Maybe you can relate. Not surprisingly, everything changes when Jesus speaks.Listen. Learn. Believe. He is risen!  … [Read more...]