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Ministry Matters: Grace Giver… or Graceless Wounder?

Recently as I rounded the corner of our subdivision on my morning walk, I inhaled a nose full of a wonderful scent. Scanning the area, I didn’t see any flowers, and being new to the south, I didn’t recognize the scent. It wasn’t until my second lap that I pinpointed the sweet culprit- a young… Read More Ministry Matters: Grace Giver… or Graceless Wounder?

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Ministry Matters: Your Opposition Will Open Doors

“I don’t like what you’re doing.”┬áThe message of opposition marches boldly, and never so often or as direct as in the life of a ministry family. It really shouldn’t surprise us, but it does. Opposition comes when we least expect it. In our years in ministry, my husband and I have often shaken our heads… Read More Ministry Matters: Your Opposition Will Open Doors

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Dear Pastors: On Mother’s Day, Lead us to Christ

Dear Pastors, You are under pressure often, but this weekend brings a unique challenge. It’s Mother’s Day. And most of the women of the western world have expectations about what will take place at church on this day. If they don’t have expectations, they certainly carry in dreams and heartaches. We are all brokenly desperate… Read More Dear Pastors: On Mother’s Day, Lead us to Christ

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Ministry Musings: You Are Called to Take Risks

A few years ago, on a local youth group outing to Prince Edward Island, my husband somehow {to this day, I don’t know how} convinced me that I should ride a roller coaster, and that I would surely love it. So….after hemming and hawing, I did it. As soon as it took off, I knew… Read More Ministry Musings: You Are Called to Take Risks

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Ministry Should Make You Weak

“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” they say. But I may have to respectfully disagree. Actually, what doesn’t kill you simply lets you survive. It really has nothing to do with strength. Anyone who has fought for their life at one time or another will tell you. Whether a real battle of military proportions,… Read More Ministry Should Make You Weak