Silencing the Gospel

As someone who wants to be an encouragement to others, or better yet, who feels called to be an encourager to those in the faith, I find it difficult to write blogs these days. There is so much negativity in our lives and so much evidence of the world going in the […]

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What Teens Really Need

“Teens are a lost generation.” I don’t believe this to be true but I have heard this statement many times. The term “lost” in this regard is to say they are unreachable or worse, un-salvageable. The truth is, they aren’t lost and definitely not un-salvageable. It would be more accurate […]


Four Ways to Spot a Good Leader

I have always been a fan of the apostle Paul…well, pre Paul/then Saul torture days excluded.  This past few days I’ve been re-reading his letters to the churches and they just solidify my fondness for his teachings. One cool thing about Paul, even in his Saul years, is that he […]

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Four Ways to Help Your Child Prepare Spiritually for School

It’s back to school time, and, if you are like me, you feel both excitement and dread. I’m excited to have made it through the summer with the children at home, bored, arguing, tracking in on my freshly mopped floor, eating a months worth of groceries in a week, and […]


Three Essential Truths Children Need to Know

Ephesians 4:24 “You were taught with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires, to be made new in the attitude of your mind; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true […]

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Not of Myself…

Romans 11:36 For from Him and through Him and for Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever! Amen. God has been teaching me so much about His call, His equipping, His love and His faithfulness. I love to write. I would belabor the lessons God showed me […]


Common Mishaps with Group Salvation Invitations 4

This post is from the archives; but, as we head into the VBS season I thought it might serve useful. “I shared the gospel; but when it came to the invitation, several kids raised their hands who I don’t think were really ready. How do I handle this?” Group invitations […]


The Depth of Sacrifice 2

I’ve never given much thought to Judas. Written off as a betrayer, I didn’t see much reason to consider him or his life or what may have led to his choices. But, lately, I’ve been thinking about him. Wondering what went through his mind. Questioning his heart and his motives. […]


The Lazarus Effect had a Jesus Affect

Have you ever been asked this question, “Why do bad things happen to good people?” Or, maybe even asked this question yourself? There are many valid answers: bad choices, God is redirecting, the testing of faith…But there is one you may not have considered. Bad things happen to good people […]

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The Faith~Drive-Thru Conundrum 1

I used to love to cook. I wish I could say I still do; but somewhere along the way, it’s become a tedious chore. As an “on the go” family, it takes a lot of forethought, time and energy that I just can’t seem to muster some days. That’s when […]