How do you view your ministry life? Separate from the rest of life, or a part of the whole? I remember years ago when I was serving on a church staff in Tyler, Texas, a principle that God revealed to me: As Christians, we are either in full time ministry or we aren’t in ministry at all.   That was something He compelled me to share with other women from that time … [Read more...]

I have always heard you can tell what is truly important to a person by looking at their daily calendar and their checkbook.  If you stop and think about it, that is true! The places we spend our time and our money indicate what is most important to us.  However, we tend to get pulled so many other directions! Rather than pulling out our hair, let’s set priorities!As an active … [Read more...]

In Life Lesson #7 our focus is another area of ministry that sometimes is neglected when we are “doing ministry”. Never neglect family for ministry.  Scripture tells us: Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for men, knowing that you will receive the reward of an inheritance from the Lord—you serve the Lord Christ. For the wrongdoer … [Read more...]

Ever had a Christmas where you had to laugh to keep from crying? You might still be giggling about something that happened at your house this year or years past.  We still laugh when we recall the year I’d worked long and hard to pick just the right gifts, wrapped them carefully and placed them beneath the tree so we could get curious and excited about what was in them. Our twins were … [Read more...]

We've experienced a "first" in our house the last couple of weeks. My son, Josiah has a friend in his second grade class who's mom has been very sick with breast cancer. Their second grade teacher is amazing and every year she encourages her entire class to run the kid's music city marathon here in Nashville. Well, this year it was even more special as every kid in the class trained for the … [Read more...]