seeing fruit

The Gift of Seeing Fruit

Galatians 6:9 “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” One of my favorite things about …

travel

To travel and see the world

I know travel is not an opportunity given to everyone in ministry. This is the beauty of living overseas in ministry. The whole earth is the heart of God, not …

Including Fathers

Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. – Ephesians 6:4, NIV As a kid, I quickly learned to defer …

closing voids

Closing Voids

Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they …

care for your flock

Care for Your Flock

“Know the state of your flock, and put your heart into caring for your herds, for riches don’t last forever, and the crown might not be secure for the next …

anti-bitterness mystery

The Anti-bitterness Mystery

We had spent the week away, at a conference for pastors and their families.  It was designed to encourage, equip, strengthen.  It had done all that and so much more!  …

intentional discipleship, breathe ministry

Intentional Discipleship

I was recently reminded of the importance of leadership in the role of mentoring and discipleship. Not just the mentorship that happens as we lead our young people as a …

in it for the long haul

In it for the Long Haul

When considering longevity in the ministry, I would like to share a couple of photos of one of my recent adventures to drive this thought home.  My husband and I …

An Authentic Friendship

We all have different personalities, ways of doing ministry, direction, purpose…the list could go on. I am a dreamer. I love the big picture and I love to believe it …

He asks you to be faithful

You remember when Jesus told the parable of the talents? Let’s read Matthew 25:14-30 together…     14 “For it is just like a man about to go on a journey, …