I have exciting news, but first, let me start with this story:
They were very different. Each one had a story unlike the other. They were broken, wounded, and afraid, yet they each came in to the conference room with their masks in place, greeting others and settling in for our weekend… [continue reading]
I was recently listening to a podcast with Dan Mohler, who came highly recommended because of his teachings on our identity in Christ. Many of you know this is one of my favorite topics, so I was pretty excited as I listened to Dan explain this thought:
[Tweet “Jesus didn’t die because you have sin… [continue reading]
This past weekend, I had the opportunity to minister to the ladies in our newly planted church in Lamesa, Texas. I shared with them from 2 Corinthians 3:18, which says, “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory
This perfectly describes how I feel today. Some would call it writer’s block. I call it wisdom. Sometimes more words (blogs, tweets, status updates, news headlines, etc.) aren’t necessary. Instead, let’s just LIVE what we already know.
(But hey, if you feel it’s a good reminder for others, go ahead and share ;-) … [continue reading]
Thank you for your prayers! My trip to El Salvador was a great blessing–both to me and I believe, to those to whom we ministered. But there’s one story in particular I want to share with you.
Part of our ministry in El Salvador took place at high schools. We were allowed to visit the… [continue reading]
I’m sharing this a day earlier in the week than I normally would because by the time you read it, I will be in the heart of El Salvador. Every year, my husband and I take a team from our church and travel with our dear friends, Dr. Jack & Marie Myers to the… [continue reading]
A lady in my church once told me, “Pastor Tod shouldn’t get upset if he sees us fall asleep in church. Some of us live in such chaos that we just can’t help but nod off in the peace and presence of God.”
I laughed when she said this, but then felt sad at how true it really was… [continue reading]
As you know, I posted recently about attending the Blue Ridge Mountains Writers Conference in North Carolina. This was my third such conference in seven years. At each one, I grow as a writer and I learn more about the industry as a whole.
In 2000, God told me if I would write… [continue reading]
It’s a sad truth that minister’s families often struggle. Pastor’s kids (or pk’s as they’re referred to in ministry circles) are sometimes viewed as the most rebellious; and we’ve all heard of a ministry family somewhere that fell apart. But why?
How does this happen? Especially when they’re the ones God has called… [continue reading]
In reading Philippians 4, I discovered a valuable truth. Paul instructed them to “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7).