It's Sunday. Stasi and I were just sitting in my office at home, talking about the fact that this is the week we start the Love and War Tour. I said, "Okay. Anything funky between us this week," (I was already feeling the funkiness, the "you don't really like me" stuff), "anything that feels weird is NOT true. It's not us. Anything that feels like diminishment this week, or accusation, is NOT true. This is a Tour week." She nodded, sighed. We both shared a sober look.
Moments earlier we were checking email, and then I suggested we watch the trailer for the new HBO special on WWII in the South Pacific. It was, as those sights and sounds go, sobering.
Now I'm realizing it wasn't coincidence.
We wrote Love and War to rescue hearts and lives and homes and all that follows when a heart and life and home is rescued.
To say we are hitting the road this week makes it sound like "just another conference." We can even get lulled into that ourselves. But it is not. This is the Kingdom of God, advancing in a war-torn world. It is beauty and life and love and hope breaking forth.
I hope you'll join us. We'll be in Abilene, Austin, Orange County and Seattle this week. Tulsa, Omaha, St Louis and Charlotte in February. You can learn more and grab the cheap tickets at www.loveandwar.net
Oh, two things: Tell your family and friends! Help spread the love. And would you pray for us? After all, Love and War is far more than a cute title.