The Greenhouse: This Thursday, April 11, 2013


I have a love/hate relationship with the book of James.  I love it because it’s just so practical that I can’t miss what I’m supposed to do; I hate it because it’s just so practical that I have no reason not to do what I’m called to do!  When I read the book of James, I feel like I’m listening to a task-minded parent giving a Saturday morning lecture to his kids: “Listen.  No more messing around.  Here’s what you’re going to do, starting today.”  There are no wasted words, no breaks in the conversation, no wondering what he meant to say.
Beth Moore said, “If I were James, I’d tend to want to chat a while before counting it all joy when life pitches you into the food processor or breaks one foot and sprains another.  If I were going to say it at all, I’d probably save it until the end.  Not James.  He wrote like a mans cared of running out of ink.”
He minces no words, and he grabs me by the wrist and jumps right into the deep end.
Join us on Thursday evening as we dive into James’ words about wisdom, how it’s different from knowledge, and one-stop-shopping for all your wisdom needs.

Bring a friend – don’t miss this great event that’s cultivating community among women of every age and stage. Forward this invitation, share with your girlfriends, and meet us on Thursday night!

As always, childcare is available with registration.
If you’re familiar with The Greenhouse and you’d like to share something delicious at the buffet table, please shoot me an email.
Loving you girls and praying for you this morning!

Where Are You Speaking?!

Tricia, you mentioned Ohio.
But where in Ohio are you going?  
When are you coming?  
What’s the story, and can we come?

Here’s the story, my friends.

I am traveling to Ohio this weekend for a women’s retreat in a Cleveland hotel, sponsored by the unbelievably gracious women of West Hill Baptist Church.

We are going to talk about the seasons of the heart – winter, spring, summer, fall – how I have experienced them, what we can learn from them, and what journeys and tasks are most futile and most fruitful in each season.

It’s going to be beautiful.  And even now, I’m praying for the women who will sit in every chair in the hotel ballroom.

So, that’s where I will be this weekend.  And I do wish I could invite you all.  But hotels get finicky about things like fire codes and capacities and paid registrations.  :)

If you’re interested in inviting me to speak at your church’s retreat or event, or perhaps to teach at a writing seminar or conference in your community, I am honored and very open to the idea.  So, shoot me an email.  We’ll talk and brainstorm and make it happen.