It is never easy to watch a church fall towards death. Fear begins to grip the remnant as they begin to wonder what will become of them, of the church’s legacy, of the community it is a part of. There are many reasons for a church dying, some are of their own doing, others are because of the damage of others. Regardless of the actual cause, it is always because of sin. Until the sin is dealt with biblically, the church may not recover at all. … More When Death Comes to the Church
… perfectionism is not the same as the pursuit of excellence. In ministry, having a perfectionist mindset can be detrimental to your ability to minister with and to others. … More People or Perfection?
Although it is only the middle of August many schools have already begun! Which means that fall activities are just around the corner. You may have been tasked (aka “volunteered”) to organize a school or church fall festival. Believe me, having been “volunteered” myself, last minute planning is not the way to go. I’m here … More Fall Festivals and Trunk or Treats
Stillness. Quiet. Reflection. Adoration. All qualities we need every day, but especially during the holiday season. Would you consider exchanging your regular ladies tea or cookie exchange for a time of stillness? … More Simply Still: A Christmas Event
Life is full of deception. Magazines are filled with air-brushed, photo shopped models. The news spins and twists stories to favor their political candidate or their pet issue. Entertainment sources portray fictional stories as the way things should be. Even “reality” television programs are scripted to some degree and edited in such a way as to deceive the viewer into believing things occurred as depicted rather than as they actually did. … More Deceived
During the last few months (2016), my husband and I have completed and published a few books. We are excited for these accomplishments as the topics are just a few of the areas we have helped churches, ministries, and families over the decades. … More Books
Revival involves repentance and humility. Once we come to a state of humility before God, it can be easy to repent at an altar to God alone. But … God requires us to make it right with others as well. Regardless of the outcome, true revival for the Christian begins by being humble before God and man. … More Revival: What Is It? Do I Need It?
One of the greatest pleasures that I have in the ministry is to glean from the wisdom of those who have been “at” it longer than I have. The wisdom of those who were saved as children or teens then spent the rest of their lives serving the Lord is simply priceless. … More Stay Strong. Finish Strong.
As you might have noticed we’ve been a little sparse on posting since the end of November. Have no fear. We are still here! We are simply swamped with holiday preparations. In addition, we are nearing completion on a couple of ministry projects. Those projects have taken over the computer as well as the writing … More We’re Still Here!
In Christian circles, we tend to shun speaking about depression. Often it is seen as spiritual weakness or a “sin problem.” It is neither. However, depression could develop into one or the other if not treated and overcome. Depression is a normal emotional response when faced with loss or trying circumstances. Depression can be caused … More The Reality of Depression and Its Signs