Lessons From My Mother

“I’ll never do that when I have kids!” We’ve all said it (or at least thought it!) as we were growing up whenever our mothers did something that embarrassed us or made us cringe. But on this Mother’s Day, I’d like to celebrate some of the characteristics I see...
Finding the Right Study for Your Group

Finding the Right Study for Your Group

It’s that time of year again… Many groups are finishing up their Bible studies (if they follow the September-to-May study year like we do.) Most leaders are planning and/or praying about which studies they’ll do in the fall (unless they are terrible...

Being Led by God – Not by Need

I’m in a crisis. Several, in fact… They are not my own, but they kind of feel like they are. Several church members and friends are going through difficult times – troubled marriages, financial woes, dark diagnoses. My heart hurts for each one. Then there is my...
The Road to Easter: Resurrection and Life

The Road to Easter: Resurrection and Life

Happy Resurrection Day! Jesus is risen. Death has been vanquished and the battle has been won. But the empty tomb has accomplished so much more than we can begin to imagine. “And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you,” Romans...
The Road to Easter: Embracing the Cross

The Road to Easter: Embracing the Cross

No one took His life… Jesus gave it willingly. The crucifixion wasn’t a tragedy, it was a divine strategy born in the heart of God. An extravagant plan to bring home His lost and wandering children. No wonder Luke 9:51 says of Jesus, “As the time...

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