Monthly Archives: August 2017

When You’re Feeling Less Than

Most people are shocked to find out that I suffer from low self-esteem.  Yes, I’m a classroom teacher and a Sunday School leader, who also calls herself a writer.  I lead small groups, make announcements in church, coach youth sports, and sometimes serve as a KTIP Resource Teacher. As the pastor’s wife, I can be […]

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Next Level Living

Women leaders often ask me, “How do I move the ministry to the next level?”  Some say it takes prayer.  Others say it takes work.  Still some will tell you it just takes time. Nevertheless, I say it takes these and more. I venture to say next level ministry begins with next level living. First, as […]

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Voices

This past weekend, my husband and I went to see The Dark Tower.  It was one of his favorite movie genres – sci fi/fantasy.  A basic story about good vs. evil.  Since my husband and I are both really aware of sermon illustrations when we go to the movie, it didn’t take long for one […]

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Overwhelmed

“‘Cause Your love is overwhelming/Your love is overwhelming…I’m livin’ in awe/’Cause You don’t need me at all/But You couldn’t love me more…I’m livin’ in awe/And every day I fall/But You never let me go…” ~ Awe by Hollyn Are you ever overwhelmed by the sheer majesty of our Heavenly Father? Sometimes I find myself thinking, Lord, You […]

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You Want Me To Do What?

This week I was studying in Exodus.  It has been an amazing journey through this book.  I can only imagine what it was like for the Israelites.  Just to be that involved in the work of God. In Exodus 31, God is giving instructions to the Israelites on building the temple. “See, I have called […]

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Running the Race

This Saturday is our local 5K.  I’m not a very athletic person. I’m one of those people that if you see me running, then you better run too because something is after me!  Last year was my first time participating in the race, and my goal was simple: don’t die and don’t finish last.  That’s […]

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Serving Well

I Peter 4:10 “God has given each of you a gift from His great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.” We glorify God when we use our spiritual giftedness in serving others. If you are new to women’s ministry or are struggling to find your niche, I want to encourage […]

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God Created Community

As women, we often feel alone.  We grow weary, frazzled, and frustrated, thinking that no one will understand or care to help carry our burdens.  All too often we believe those lies brought on by self-doubt.  Yet, God showed his love for us by creating community.   As a woman, I have found hope and […]

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Put Your Sandwich Down!

My precocious granddaughter, Campbell, is almost 4 years old.  She has recently begun to pray more specific prayers, sweetly naming all the things she’s thankful for at that moment.  Recently she wanted to say the blessing at lunch.  Her brother had already picked up his sandwich, ready to take a bite as soon as the […]

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