Last night was our community group’s final meeting of the semester, and I ugly-cried my way out the door as soon as it ended. That was our last time to officially meet with this group before our family relocates to Dallas. As our leader Chris prayed at the close, […]
Do any of you other moms find yourselves “nesting” for the start of a new school year? This is the second year I’ve noticed that a certain panic strikes shortly before the kids return to school and suddenly I’m obsessed with being organized, prepared, and […]
I had Africans in my home this week, and that just doesn’t happen every day.
Earlier this week, we hosted two Ugandan girls in our home. Gloria (age 17) and Patiance (age 8), members of the Uganda Children’s Choir with Parental Care Ministries, stayed with us […]
Today we’ve arrived at the final question of the Stepping Into God’s Game Plan series, wrapping everything up with this thought:
What keeps you in God’s Game Plan…on mission, loving Him, loving others?
The simplest answer, for me, is God’s grace, but its forms are varied.
Continuing this theme of grace in serving, today I’m writing to address the following question from the Stepping In panel:
“When has God called you to step out of your comfort zone to serve, and what was the result?”
God hasn’t asked me to do anything […]
It’s been a while, but before the holidays and the official Winter In Which A Family Member Of Mine Gets Sick Every Week began (still happening, unfortunately), we were talking here about serving and grace and going through a list of questions on the topic. […]
Moving right along in this series (you can catch up here, here, and here), let’s address the next question:
Seasons of Life – how do they affect your needs and your abilities to minister? Is there ever a “perfect” season?
I know what I would tell […]
The next post in this series takes a shot at answering this question:
Passion – how important is it to find yours?
Passion is a fascinating concept to me. I love thinking about the various ways God has uniquely built our personalities, interests, histories, abilities, talents, […]
In my last post about learning to serve others out of pure love instead of a legalistic drive or need to impress, I mentioned some questions from a panel discussion called “Stepping into God’s Game Plan” and today I’ll address the first one –
Scriptures like these have begun to change the way I think about serving:
…Because I have heard of your faith in The Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you…(Ephesians 1:15-16)
We always thank God….since we […]