Resist the Urge

I spent the better part of our afternoon baking cookies. Although baking is an outlet for me most times of the year, baking at THIS time of year is more …

Rivals

I Corinthians 6:12 “Everything is permissible for me–but not everything is beneficial.” Christmas is indeed upon us! All the decorating, the parties and cookies for baking and the hustle and …

Prepared for Ministry

I will be the first one to admit that I was not prepared for ministry life. Having grown up in a non-Christian home, I had no real concept of what …

The Christmas Craze

We’re going to play a game. I’m going to say a phrase and you’re going to say what comes to mind.  Ready? TickleMe Elmo. Do frantic parents running into stores grabbing, …

Loving a Ministry I Left Behind

I was looking through some digital photos of the last year searching for good ones to use in our Christmas letter. Funny faces, warm embraces, some of flowers up close …

First thing’s First

Tis the season to be—well, first! We usher in the Christmas season by being first in the Black Friday line, first to get the Christmas cards out, first house all …

Defining My Role

When I was growing up, I dreamed of being a teacher. Never, in my wildest dreams, could I have imagined becoming a pastor’s wife! It took me several years in …

Blue Skies

As long as I can remember, one of my favorite Christian singing groups has been Point of Grace. I remember being so excited whenever they would release a new album …