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The One and Only

The One and Only

    When I was a young girl, my dad told me a story about a well. He said, “Human beings are like wells. Every time we interact with someone, we take a little bit of our water to give them something to drink. But over time, if we continue to give from our...

Improving Family Relationships: A New Year’s Resolution

Improving Family Relationships: A New Year’s Resolution

    You’ve heard it said many times before. You’ve likely even said it to yourself. “Don’t sacrifice your family for your ministry.” You know it’s true, but you continue to struggle with the implementation. It’s not just about the preaching and teaching, but...

Good, Better, Best

Good, Better, Best

Exercising discernment when every choice is a good choice It happens more often than I like to admit. My husband and I will be comparing our schedules, synching our calendars for the upcoming week, when we realize that we’ve got (at least) two important events...

Where You Go

Where You Go

But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.” Ruth 1:16 The implications of this action were so grand because Ruth essentially saved...

Disconnect to Get Connected

Disconnect to Get Connected

One way to connect with other people is to disconnect from technology from time to time. I’m a techie, and I love my gadgets. But a few years ago, I became a reluctant convert to the discipline of disconnecting. The insidiousness of having work with me wherever I...

Five Minutes At A Time

Five Minutes At A Time

by Darlene Franklin, author of The 12-Month Guide to Better Prayer for Women.   How does anyone, whether someone in the highly stressful position of pastor or in the continuing drama of a nursing home, rest in God when drama breaks out? By slaying our dragons,...

Being On Mission On Halloween

Being On Mission On Halloween

Dad, what are ghosts? My daughter asked her dad this question one morning before school. When my husband replied that ghosts weren’t real, she quickly responded, “My friend says that ghosts are dead people that come back to life.” It is important to be an example to...

Three Steps to Less Financial Stress with Your Spouse

Three Steps to Less Financial Stress with Your Spouse

It’s printed right there on our money: “In God We Trust.” But do we? How much better might our relationship with our spouse be if we read and paid attention to that phrase every time we touched money? How many fewer arguments might we have? How much less stressed...

Five Ways to Pray When Your Child Goes Astray

Five Ways to Pray When Your Child Goes Astray

How do you trust God and not worry when you see your child start spiraling downward? How can you know when to say something and when to let your child work it out? How can you trust that God ultimately has "good" in mind when it all looks so bad? While writing my...

The One and Only

The One and Only

    When I was a young girl, my dad told me a story about a well. He said, “Human beings are like wells. Every time we interact with someone, we take a little bit of our water to give them something to drink. But over time, if we continue to give from our...

Improving Family Relationships: A New Year’s Resolution

Improving Family Relationships: A New Year’s Resolution

    You’ve heard it said many times before. You’ve likely even said it to yourself. “Don’t sacrifice your family for your ministry.” You know it’s true, but you continue to struggle with the implementation. It’s not just about the preaching and teaching, but...

Good, Better, Best

Good, Better, Best

Exercising discernment when every choice is a good choice It happens more often than I like to admit. My husband and I will be comparing our schedules, synching our calendars for the upcoming week, when we realize that we’ve got (at least) two important events...

Where You Go

Where You Go

But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.” Ruth 1:16 The implications of this action were so grand because Ruth essentially saved...

Disconnect to Get Connected

Disconnect to Get Connected

One way to connect with other people is to disconnect from technology from time to time. I’m a techie, and I love my gadgets. But a few years ago, I became a reluctant convert to the discipline of disconnecting. The insidiousness of having work with me wherever I...

Five Minutes At A Time

Five Minutes At A Time

by Darlene Franklin, author of The 12-Month Guide to Better Prayer for Women.   How does anyone, whether someone in the highly stressful position of pastor or in the continuing drama of a nursing home, rest in God when drama breaks out? By slaying our dragons,...

Being On Mission On Halloween

Being On Mission On Halloween

Dad, what are ghosts? My daughter asked her dad this question one morning before school. When my husband replied that ghosts weren’t real, she quickly responded, “My friend says that ghosts are dead people that come back to life.” It is important to be an example to...

Three Steps to Less Financial Stress with Your Spouse

Three Steps to Less Financial Stress with Your Spouse

It’s printed right there on our money: “In God We Trust.” But do we? How much better might our relationship with our spouse be if we read and paid attention to that phrase every time we touched money? How many fewer arguments might we have? How much less stressed...

Five Ways to Pray When Your Child Goes Astray

Five Ways to Pray When Your Child Goes Astray

How do you trust God and not worry when you see your child start spiraling downward? How can you know when to say something and when to let your child work it out? How can you trust that God ultimately has "good" in mind when it all looks so bad? While writing my...

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