From the Blog

Why Feeling Grateful Isn’t Enough

“Now one of them, when he saw that he had been healed, turned back, glorifying God with a loud voice, and he fell on his face at His feet, giving thanks to Him.” ~ Luke 17:15-16   Undoubtedly, He knew they were grateful. And He had dismissed them Himself. “Go,” He said. “Show yourselves to the priests.” Ten leprous men called… Read More

Let’s Talk Self-Control…and a gift for you!

I struggle with telling myself no. I’m great at talking myself into undisciplined and greedy behaviors, and I have a hard time refusing myself those indulgences. Let’s have a few more potato chips. Ok. Let’s skip exercising today. Hmm, ok. Let’s knock off work early and head over to Hobby Lobby. Great! Let’s rush through our time with the Lord… Read More

When It’s Time to Stop “Mom-ing”

“Mom,” she said with a hint of impatience. “You’re doing it again.” I started to explain…to excuse my wordiness and interruptions and parenting voice. But then I took a deep breath, sat further back in my chair and picked up my coffee instead. “I’m sorry,” I huffed with exasperation. I wasn’t put out with my daughter. I was put out… Read More

Lessons Learned Sleeping with the Pastor

Did you know that October is officially Pastor Appreciation Month? I encourage you to find some way to communicate to your pastor(s) how much you value his/her service if you haven’t already. A simple note, a spoken word of appreciation or even a gift card will mean more than you could imagine to the ones who serve you well. And… Read More