the gift of sabbath

the gift of sabbath

i have been blessed, challenged, encouraged, and stretched in many ways in my new ministry position. i am grateful to serve alongside a supervisor/friend that gets ministry and me! she gently guides, patiently listens (bless her heart), thoughtfully instructs, holds...
one mom’s obedience – part 2

one mom’s obedience – part 2

here is part two of my friend stephanie’s guest blog post.  you can first part one here.    At the end of last year God quietly spoke to my heart again, as I felt He did the year before. He challenged me, since I was able (in His strength) to make a daily...
ministry “snow” days

ministry “snow” days

many of my ministry days are like snow days. they bolster much hype and a flurry of activity, but without the right conditions nothing sticks. ouch! as i head into a crazy busy week of ministry may this be my prayer each morning: Lord, help the condition of my heart...

fixating, fixing, or fix

this will come as no surprise to those that know me well, but not only am i a “fixer”, i also tend to fixate on issues much longer than is necessary. i stare down overwhelming circumstances trying to come up with the perfect solution. i also hold broken pieces of life...

expecting Him to speak

this morning, i tried to sneak away for a few quiet moments to work on my Bible study.  only seconds after i got settled, my sweet niece finds me and inquired about what i was doing.  i told her i was going to do my Bible study.  she then asked, “what does that...

it is easier to stay

the last few months have been filled with tremors of transition, impending change, and absolute uncertainty.  (absolute uncertainty, that’s like an oxymoron isn’t it?) i am in awe as i recount daily how my God has been faithful each and every step, but i...

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