Feeling the Pressure of Ministry Success and Failure

As followers of Jesus, we live on mission by sharing the gospel and engaging our broken world. We help, listen, bring meals, visit hospitals, pray, and invite as we love Jesus by serving our churches and communities.  How do we evaluate the work that we do? What do we...

When People Are Just Too Much

People can be so sweet. But sometimes in masses, they are a lot to handle. Just too much. Too many questions. Too much interest. Too much advice. Too many words. Too many needs. Too many opinions. Too much.  The way I respond to other people is more about what’s going...

Can I Really Have a True Friend in Ministry?

As a ministry wife, it can be very difficult to have a true friend. There are so many layers to being in church leadership, and people often hold you to unrealistic expectations and may treat you differently. It’s not easy. But, some of my sweetest friendships I...

Help! This Mom Gig Is No Joke

Being a parent is such a privilege. It is a true gift from God to love and care for a little person. But, your kids can drop you to your knees faster than anything. Each season brings with it another layer of relationship and surrender. It doesn’t take long...

Growing Healthy Relationships: Is It Possible For Me?

I love a good burger or pepperoni pizza or double-stuffed Oreos. These are not necessarily healthy choices, but I love them. Every day when I open my pantry, I make a choice (healthy or unhealthy) about what I put in my mouth. Healthy and unhealthy decisions also...

3 Ways to Live in Your Gospel Identity

Have you ever asked yourself this somewhat cheesy and cliche question: Who am I?  I know it sounds a bit silly. But, humor me for a minute. How would you answer? Maybe with your name, where you were born, what city you live in now, your family, or what you do. Those...