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Simple Acts of Love to Serve a Hurting Heart

By on September 13, 2012 in Ministry with 0 Comments

They were beautiful.  Adorned with a tattered piece of twine and arranged in an old mason jar, the tiny bouquet of blooming pink peonies and budding green hydrangeas was the sweetest gesture.  Adding to the sweetness, the flowers were accompanied by a little note that read, “I’m here, I care, and sweet thing—you are loved.” […]

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Serving Friends Through Food

By on September 4, 2012 in House and Home, Ministry with 0 Comments

I will never forget the kindness of my friend Debbie Rambaum. She was a neighbor who lived across the street from us in Largo, Florida, when we were in those early child-rearing years. Debbie was not a believer at the time, but she brought a meal to us the day we brought our son Jared […]

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Does a Woman Belong in Seminary?

By on August 21, 2012 in Ministry with 0 Comments

I remember my first day at seminary. Walking into that first class, I was excited. It was Biblical Hermeneutics. (I didn’t even know what “hermeneutics” meant.)  When I finally found the classroom I was one of the last to arrive. I quickly scanned the room to find that the room was full of men and […]

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Cooking for the Culinary-Challenged

By on August 2, 2012 in Ministry, Relationships with 0 Comments

You don’t have to be a fabulous cook to practice hospitality! Quite frankly, most people you invite into your home aren’t going to care what you serve. They will just be thrilled with an invitation into someone else’s home. The opportunity to establish connections with others is one of the greatest needs of our society […]

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Passing the Baton: From One Generation to Another

By on July 26, 2012 in Ministry with 0 Comments

Then Elijah passed by him and threw his mantle on him . . . Then he (Elisha) arose and followed Elijah . . . (1 Kings 19:19b, 21b) It was four years ago at the summer Olympics in Beijing that both the U.S. men’ and women’s teams were expected to medal in the track and field 4×100 […]

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Serving Waffles from Venus

By on May 29, 2012 in Gender, Ministry with 0 Comments

On a recent episode of Grey’s Anatomy, titled “What is it About Men?” the prologue offered a rapid fire series of events with each male character pointing out the differences between men and women.  The dialogue went like this: There are distinct differences between male and female brains. Female brains have a larger hippocampus, which […]

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Should You Teach a Mixed Bible Study?

By on April 4, 2012 in Biblical Womanhood, Ministry with 18 Comments

Should A Woman Teach a Mixed Adult Bible Study? Over the last few years, I have heard many different variations of the question about whether a woman should teach adult men and women in Bible study: Should a woman teach a mixed adult Bible study – a Sunday school class, Bible study, or small group? […]

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Seasons of Mentoring

By on March 27, 2012 in Ministry with 0 Comments

It’s spring! The trees are budding, the grass is greening, flowers are bursting forth with color – allergies are afflicting those who are sensitive to pollen!  As a new Texas resident this spring I experienced allergies for the first time.  I don’t care for them but I do love spring and summer!  However, like the […]

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Battling for Significance

Imagine the scene: You have been home with your children all day when your husband comes home to tell you about his exciting day. He’s been involved in life-changing meetings, made a huge business deal, or had the opportunity to meet and disciple a young couple who plan on getting married. You listen with pride […]

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Mentoring from Your Home

By on February 20, 2012 in House and Home, Ministry with 0 Comments

My commitment to mentoring comes from my early years as a young professional when there was an absence of older women who were willing to lend a helping hand.  Many offered criticism, few offered help.  I vowed that if I could grow past these experiences, I would be willing to help others on their spiritual […]

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