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Dear Women, This Is Community

By on September 7, 2017 in Christian Life, Ministry with 3 Comments

There’s a little watering hole on the way towards my sister’s old place. As soon as I take the exit off the highway, I know I have ten miles of curvy, country back roads lined with canopies of evergreens before I reach it. It’s off to the left, and along its banks is a grove […]

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How to See the Need Behind the Mask

By on August 22, 2017 in Ministry with 0 Comments

Earlier this year, “Church Clothes” was released by country artist Kelleigh Bannen. The song follows a couple who attend a Sunday morning worship service and act like everything about their marriage is as perfect and put together as the very clothes they are wearing. But, in reality, their marriage is on the rocks: You drive, […]

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Eating a Meal with Jesus

By on May 18, 2017 in Ministry with 3 Comments

“The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’” (Luke 7:34) Why did Jesus come? He came to serve, to give His life as a ransom, to seek and save the lost (Mk 10:45; Lk 19:10). I think we […]

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Why I Don’t Prefer the Name “Small Group Leader”

By on April 25, 2017 in Ministry with 0 Comments

I’m not trying to ruffle any feathers or title this blog post with something that will get a click. I am thankful for all of our readers, and I hope every topic encourages and equips you, and that you share it with someone because it was helpful. So, let me clarify that I’m writing this because […]

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Four Tips for Young Women in their First Years of Ministry

By on April 18, 2017 in Ministry with 2 Comments

In between books with colorful spines, and binders that hold my ministry dreams, there is a memo board that sits on my desk at home. It is a hodge-podge of push-pinned fabric swatches that inspire me, magazine clippings of someday projects, and notes from my cheerleading section. Do you have cheerleaders in your life? A […]

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I No Longer Want To Do Big Things For God

By on April 6, 2017 in Ministry with 3 Comments

Okay hear me out before you freak out. There was a time in my life (namely, a few months ago) when I wanted to do BIG things for God. I wanted to be a speaker at BIG conferences. I wanted to impact a BIG number of people. I wanted to make a BIG difference. Big, big, big.  But that’s not what I […]

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When Our Ministry Leaders Fail

By on March 23, 2017 in Christian Life, Ministry with 1 Comment

  …And then the news broke. Just in our own personal circles. It came out in little waves, and then big gushes, and then what felt like a tsunami. Another brother in ministry fell. A pastor stepping down for the sake of sin. Oh, how my heart just ached within me! I was more saddened […]

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Have We Complicated Discipleship?

By on February 28, 2017 in Ministry with 1 Comment

Simon, Andrew, James and John were among the first men Jesus called to follow Him and to be His disciples. Simon and Andrew were fishermen by trade, and might have known Jesus before their encounter by the Sea of Galilee. When Jesus called them to be fishers of men, they immediately left their business and accepted […]

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Burnt Aprons and The Gospel

By on January 10, 2017 in House and Home, Ministry with 3 Comments

My Anthropologie apron and I have been through a lot together.  Its charred yellow polka dot fabric, singed teal ruffle, and frayed fuchsia waist ties tell stories of my many battles with macaroons, meringue pie, and Crock-Pot Mac ‘n cheese.  And while I should probably retire the ratty looking thing, I cannot bring myself to […]

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Two Questions to Ask When a Girl Says Something Unwise

By on October 25, 2016 in Ministry with 1 Comment

We’ve all been there. You’re in a conversation with a girl and she says something that is unwise/off/unbiblical. You know you need to say something, but you don’t want to just give advice, seem judgmental, or ignore it. Here are two great questions to get them thinking and allow you to transition to share some […]

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