Thursday, September 25

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Experience the Holy Land

Before I went to Israel for the first time last spring, my Bible reading felt a bit thin. I was going through the motions of meeting with God but felt disconnected. What was once so invigorating felt more like another thing on my endlessly long to-do list.

I lacked inspiration. Teaching content that had once come like a gushing river of insight now barely trickled onto the pages of my notes.

There was a deep ache in my heart for something to change. And yet, as I looked at the reality of my schedule, all I saw were months ahead booked solid with endless demands.

You’ve probably heard me say this before but it especially applies here: when a person lives with the stress of an overwhelmed schedule, they’ll ache with the sadness of an underwhelmed soul.

That ache of sadness was draining the life out of me and my desire to do ministry.

And then a friend called to invite me to study with a church staff in Israel. I wanted to go, but not then. A trip like that would have to wait until I could find time.

One day.

But here’s the deal, no one in the history of the world ever found more time or made more time.

My friend knew this would change me. And it did.

It wasn’t easy to rearrange my schedule and figure out how to make traveling to Israel work in this season of my life. But there isn’t anything else that’s invigorated my heart and my passion for ministry like studying in the Holy Land.

When I got home, my staff instantly sensed a new depth in my teaching and a fresh inspiration in my spirit.

It was truly the best spiritual investment anyone has ever made in me.

If any part of this resonates with you, please don’t let anything hold you back. Hit the pause button on all the demands rushing at you, and let God breathe new life into your soul next fall in the Holy Land.

It’s amazing what can happen when we get intentional about underwhelming our schedule so God can overwhelm our soul.

Will you join me and the Proverbs 31 Ministries staff as we experience the Holy Land together on an intensive study trip?

The dates of our trip are October 27 – November 4, 2015, and we’d love for you to come along for the experience of a lifetime.

Find out more by clicking this link.

To read about some of the things I learned in the Holy Land in 2014, click the links below:

What I Learned From The Olive Tree

What I Never Noticed About Jesus

Might We Dare to be a Little More Uncommon

Holy Land Lens at Home

The Upper Room and His Prayer for You There

Tuesday, September 23

Watch “The Best Yes” Final Webcast Replay

The final webcast of The Best Yes series is now available to watch, just in case you couldn’t tune in last night:

If you’re reading this in email, click here to watch the webcast.

I had such a fun time with our special guest, Karen Kingsbury, along with some of the gals from the Proverbs 31 Ministries Team.

Here are links to some of the things we talked about:

- Sign up for our online Bible study of my book, The Best Yes. Click here to sign up.
- Click here to purchase your copy of The Best Yes.
- Sign up for Karen’s newsletter here and receive the first few chapters of her new book, Angels Walking.

Monday, September 22

The Final Webcast is Tonight!

Does your Bible reading ever feel a little dry? Maybe your relationship with God seems off-kilter?

If you want to breathe new life into your own daily reading of the Bible, don’t miss this…

The Best Yes FINAL webcast is TONIGHT, September 22nd at 8pm EST and we’ll have Karen Kingsbury, author of Angels Walking, with us as a special guest. Join us for powerful Bible teaching, great discussion with Karen, and lots of giveaways!

If you’re wondering how to join in, just come right back here to at 8pm EST tonight.