Monthly Archives: April 2015

Clearing the Clutter for a Cause

I recently picked up a little book from the airport called “Clutter Free” by Kathi Lipp. This is not the first book of this type that I’ve purchased, but sometimes I need a fresh perspective on the topic to give me a little nudge to start moving the needle toward a more clutter free environment. […]

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Dear Minister’s Wife: You Are More Than Comparisons

As women, we often fall victim to the comparison game. We fret over our weight, what we’re feeding our children, and how our homes look based upon what we believe another wife, mother, or friend does. In ministry, however, this can be especially devastating. If you have been serving any length of time, you’ve likely […]

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Yesterday started out as a normal ‘leave for work in Nashville’ kind of day.  The alarm went off at 4:30 – yes, A.M.   I jumped out of bed – maybe ‘jumped’ isn’t the right word, but I got out of bed and started with the usual routine. I was ready to leave the house by […]

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I have been attending a Soul Care class at our church.  This class is taught by a certified counselor for the purpose of making us better mentors in the lives of others.  It has been amazing to see how much learning to counsel others has counseled me.  I am learning so much about myself and […]

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A Childlike Faith

But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.” —Matthew 19:14 Yesterday, my husband and I took our high energy little girl to the park to play.  We live about a mile from a great park, so we frequent there […]

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Jesus Loves Me This I Know

Easter Sunday in our church is one of my favorite days.  There’s the obvious reason, but also I get to spend one of our services volunteering with our preschoolers.  This time I got the 4 & 5 year olds.  They are so excited about Easter and giving you all the details of their day – […]

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Ecclesiastes is one of my favorite books of the Bible. It is also one of the firsts to get my attention and spark my interest in consistently reading my Bible. The weird thing about Ecclesiastes is the overwhelming amount of times it refers to life as “meaningless”. At a glance, this sounds super negative and […]

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The Glory of the Resurrection

It’s a story we have heard often if you’ve been involved in church for any length of time.  The crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.  We even taught it to our 3-5 year old class the past few weeks at church as Easter is approaching.  Does this story ever become mundane or repetitive for those who […]

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Silence of Saturday

Yesterday was Good Friday.  If the disciples were to describe what they were feeling that day so long ago when their best friend and Savior had died, I can imagine it would have been considered anything but ‘good’.  He had walked with them for years, spending countless hours pouring into their lives and now he […]

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Dying for the Glory of God

Do you sometimes feel as though you might be swallowed whole in your current circumstances? I know I’ve felt that way lots of times and still have moments that I think I might not live ‘til morning. I’ve been reading John 11 and studying the death of Lazarus. This story is certainly speaking about the […]

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