June 6, 2018

Loving People IS ALWAYS worth the cost. It’s messy and painful, but the obedience of surrendering to “love others” never returns void. It can’t – because God never returns Himself void. Biblical Love – the only true love – is God manifesting Himself in us so that His love and His presence are experienced here on earth through us! 1 John 3:16 tells us that “this is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down 

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May 23, 2018

Last Saturday I had the opportunity to sit with 45 ladies in a Leadership Training for women who would be leading Bible studies or small groups in their homes, communities and churches this summer or fall. Big numbers are exciting, and while they do tell us some things, they don’t tell us everything. When I look back at the other leadership trainings of comparable size, I notice that only a percentage of those who Read More

May 16, 2018

So, I’m nowhere near the Perfect Mom – I’m pretty sure she doesn’t exist anyway – but I do feel like I get a thing or two right when it comes to this parenting stuff. For example, a few years ago I learned that I had to stop thinking of raising my two boys in the terms of raising kids. You see, if I continued to have a short-sighted, present-tense view of my parenting, I would only be keeping them alive and relatively safe, Read More