Confession: I wasn’t going to talk about my word, Restore, at Adore on May 14. I had already prepared another talk on Romans 12. But as I was leaving church the day before, my friend Stacey Thacker asked what I was going to talk about. When I told her, she said “I think you need … Continue reading How God Got My Attention This Week
My gifting is not in sports. Being tall, people often ask me if I played volleyball or basketball in high school. My response is always an emphatic, chuckling, “NO!” I pretty much knew anytime I played a sport, I was going lose. Defeat was inevitable. But in Romans 8:31-39, Paul tells us that we don’t … Continue reading Me + Sports = Defeat
A few years ago, I had the opportunity to walk through the adoption process with one of my closest friends. She and her husband had two children but knew they wanted to adopt. They live in another country and received a phone call one day from a local friend. There was a baby girl – … Continue reading A New Name
In my last two years as Women's Ministry Director, I've spent a great of time talking to other women who lead ministries and Bible Studies around the country. One lesson I've learned is never jump from one Bible study to the next. Instead, take a break, go back over what you learned, and let the … Continue reading The Gleaning
It was not my best effort in parenting. I was tired, hungry, and had no patience for craziness. But instead of responding, I reacted. You know what I mean? And truthfully, I was mad at myself. How can I expect my kids to behave properly when I still struggle with the exact same thing?! That … Continue reading The Struggle is Real!