The same God who helped them defeat a giant with a quick victory would help them find the victory in the daily grind of building His temple.
When it comes to people and their relationships, there is never a shortage of problems. But at Christmas, it’s supposed to be different. Isn’t it a time of peace and goodwill to men after all? Unfortunately, it’s often worse at Christmas. I think that the stress related to difficult situations increases because of an increase of… Continue reading The Most Wonderful Time of the Year? Dealing with Difficult People at Christmas
For no matter what you face, there is always enough grace to give thanks.
For sometimes the greatest power of the voice we have is when we choose not to speak.
“I think it was all an illusion, or simply just a delusion-this idea that I was ever in control in the first place.”
In the midst of a world gone mad, today I learned another lesson in grace. I thought I had learned all I needed to know about grace, but I was wrong. We say it often as Christians: “When we are weak, then He is strong…” but it’s too easy often to just say it, rather… Continue reading Extreme Grace: Second Mile Living
As I sat through my daughter’s graduation ceremony last week, I wondered what I would say given the chance to speak to a room filled with graduates. I don’t wish to be 18 again. I’ve earned my stripes. I have no desire to relive those years, but I do wish someone would have sat down with me to… Continue reading Dear Graduates, 8 Things to Remember About Life
Looking back at my younger self at times makes me smile; other times, I cringe. I grew up in the eighties with big hair, big dreams, and big ideas about how the world worked. When I look into those eyes from the eighties, I see one who was very clueless and too often didn’t know it.… Continue reading Mom’s Life Lesson: “Never Say Never”
One of my favorite things in life is being married to a pastor. First, my pastor is pretty awesome and I’m partial to doing life with him. It just makes the journey more fun when you are in love with your spouse. Second, I love the joy of watching Christ transform people… Continue reading Help! Where Do I Hide in this Fishbowl?
So what were you thinking by going into ministry? I know you have a story. We all do. You may not have grown up in church. In fact, you may not have even had the benefit of living in a family that followed Jesus. It may have been the farthest thing from your mind. None of… Continue reading Answering The Call: You’re A Pastor’s Wife?