Ministry

From Devastation to Hope, on World Cancer Day

Just this afternoon, my husband and I received word that a member of our church family has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Last year a good friend’s son, who was 12 months old at the time, was diagnosed with leukemia. Praise the Lord that he is in remission, but many many people, including children, fight […] Read more…

My Adoption Story and a Question: Are we Called to Adopt?

When I was a three-week old little baby, my parents excitedly brought me home from the adoption agency, thrilled with the precious gift of a child that they’d received after much time spent praying and waiting on God. But my story begins much before that moment, with a bittersweet but loving sacrifice made by birthparents […] Read more…

A Desire, a Prayer and a Dream for Adoption

I’m pleased to bring you the first of our adoption testimonies this week, from my friend Natasha at Mother of Seven. Our adoption story begins back when I was a little girl. In the Sunday paper each week there would be a picture of a little boy or girl who needed a home. One picture in particular […] Read more…

A {Sun}day in the Life of a Pastor’s Wife

My husband is a full-time pastor with two churches, which makes things a little crazy on the one day of the week when we’re supposed to be “resting”. I thought I’d share with you a {Sun}day in the life of a pastor’s wife with a 6, 4 and 1 year old along for the ride. During church, […] Read more…

Summer Ministry Ideas You Can Do With Your Children

Welcome to day five of the Spring Into Summer series! This week we will be focusing mostly on how you can make your summer travels less stressful and more organized. Be sure to enter the giveaways for Sugar and Spice and The Trip Clip!Before I start talking about summer travels, I want to share some […] Read more…

Protecting Your Husband’s Day Off – Guest Post

Today, I’m very pleased to guest-post at Raising Mighty Arrows! I’m sharing how, as a pastor’s wife, I have become a protector of my husband’s day off. Here is an excerpt from the post: I once heard the phrase, “A pastor never has a day off.” And in some ways this can be true. My […] Read more…

Week 7 of 1 John, Chapter 3

If you’d like, you can read my past meditations on 1 John.One of the things that got my attention this week in chapter three was the exhortation in verses 16-20: “We know love by this, that we ought to lay down our lives for the whoever has the world’s goods, and sees his brother in need […] Read more…

30 Days of Intentional Acts of Kindness Challenge

Let’s face it: I’m selfish. By nature, anyway. There are many days that I join the world in an indulgent, self-centered, “me-first” attitude. But the amazing thing is that despite this, God has redeemed me through His Son, and has put a “new spirit” within me (Ezekiel 11:19).  By grace, through faith, he has made me […] Read more…

Helping Those in Need

I don’t usually read through the Parade magazine that comes in our Sunday paper, but I picked it up this morning to read about Angelina Jolie. She’s always intrigued me for some reason, and although her lifestyle isn’t something I’d choose, she said something interesting in the article.  “A refugee woman, living nowhere, raising five […] Read more…

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