A Bible Study Mission

Our 31st day is finally here! In closing, I want to share with you a Bible story I just love –
Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Rise and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to […]

Rules in the Bible

Believing that grace trains us in righteousness, let’s look now at the aspect of Bible study that speaks guidance into our lives.

We’ve talked at length about the Bible being primarily about Jesus living perfectly since we never could, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t speak to our lives […]

By |October 6th, 2014|Categories: Bible Study, Chasing Grace, Write 31 Days|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Rules in the Bible

Three Things to Consider Before Filling Up Your Calendar

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 […]

By |August 16th, 2014|Categories: Bible Study, Chasing Grace, Community, Ministry|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Three Things to Consider Before Filling Up Your Calendar

I’ve Never Been, But I Love Africa and Africa Loves Me

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 […]

By |April 19th, 2014|Categories: Ministry|Tags: , , |2 Comments

8 Gospel Glimpses in the Call of Gideon

The story of Gideon fleshes out the gospel like no other. Granted, all of the stories in the Bible point us to Jesus in some way, but Gideon’s is so remarkable that the writer of Hebrews mentions him as an example of faith so […]

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Staying On Mission When Discouragement Calls

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.
A […]

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Serving Out Of Our Broken Places

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. […]

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4 Things to Remember About Our Seasons of Serving

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 […]

By |November 11th, 2013|Categories: Chasing Grace, Ministry|Tags: |Comments Off on 4 Things to Remember About Our Seasons of Serving

Serving And Finding Our Passions

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, […]

By |November 7th, 2013|Categories: Chasing Grace, Ministry|Tags: |Comments Off on Serving And Finding Our Passions

So Many Places to Serve – What’s For Me?

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 –
Choice […]

By |October 28th, 2013|Categories: Chasing Grace, Ministry|Tags: , |4 Comments