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01.22.12

Blog Tour Stop 8…with my mother-in-law!

Filed under: A New Liturgy — 7:03 pm

I just did a google search for “mother-in-law jokes”, and 6,670,000 results came up.

The problem is…I’m extremely lucky to have one of the coolest mother-in-laws on the planet.  Not only does she get to do amazing things (like the time she casually said, “…Yeah, when I was in Bono’s kitchen and Edge walked in…” and then told a story), but she is one of the bravest, deepest, and smartest people I know.

Lynne Hybels

At her core, Lynne Hybels is a voice for the voiceless.

Before Bono made it cool to care about AIDS, Lynne was knee deep in this cause.  She couldn’t stand the thought of millions of people dying of a preventable disease, and couldn’t believe the church was so silent about it.  And then she discovered the incredible tragedy and injustice going on in The Congo – and threw herself into serving the people there.  In the last few years, Lynne has been captured and heartbroken and moved to act on behalf of the people being trampled by the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.

Personally, her passion for the Middle East has ignited something in me that I can’t shake, and I’m thrilled to be a part of the grass roots tribe of peace-makers she is pulling together.  If we had a rallying cry, it would be her words:  “I am pro-Israel, pro-Palestine, pro-
Peace, and pro-Jesus.”
  (You can read more of her approach to the Middle East HERE.)

All this to say… The “Blessed to Be a Blessing” Liturgy was created for people like Lynne.  People who are not content to let our faith remain a private playground of self-preservation…but instead choose to join God in what He’s doing to bless and redeem and heal the entire world.  This may involve traveling to other countries and meeting with presidents, or it may involve traveling across the street to bless that difficult neighbor, but we all have been invited into this work of Redemption.

What if you, before reading another word, stop and pray:  “God, how can I join You in healing this world?  Here I am, send me.”

I’m really thrilled and excited that Lynne would join this blog tour.  Definitely take some time to explore her blog and learn more about her passion for the voiceless.  Here is her post…

[01.23.12] Lynne Hybels.

 

 

3 Comments »

  1. “Personally, her passion for the Middle East has ignited something in me that I can’t shake, and I’m thrilled to be a part of the grass roots tribe of peace-makers she is pulling together. If we had a rallying cry, it would be her words: “I am pro-Israel, pro-Palestine, pro-Peace, and pro-Jesus.”

    Me too. I’ve spent some time in this part of the world and with some of the same people. It’s good to see this grassroots movement growing within you. Thank you.

    And, the energy and passion you bring to worship fills the shed at Mars Hill. I look forward to the times you are here with us. Thank you, again.

    Comment by Tim — February 3, 2012 @ 1:45 pm

  2. I am so glad that your blog tour stopped at her site. I had never heard of her before and after I read what you wrote about her, I had to go over and check out her blog. I ended up buying her book “Nice Girls Don’t Change the World” and read the entire thing that night. She kind of changed my life! Thank you again for leading me there!

    Amanda

    Comment by Amanda @ Naturally Chic Mama — February 6, 2012 @ 9:33 pm

  3. […] Lynne Hybels.  You’ve heard me talk many times about my mother-in-law Lynne.  (Those thoughts here).  She has been leading a grass-roots Pro-Israel, Pro-Palestine, Pro-America, Pro-Peace, […]

    Pingback by Pro-Israel, Pro-Palestine, Pro-America, Pro-Peace, and Pro-Jesus « aaron niequist — September 4, 2012 @ 2:54 pm

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