The Love Letter

I love you. And I don't mean that as an understatement. You took me, a crummy,  molded mess and made a masterpiece. You're my closest friend, my greatest inspiration, my goal, and my dream. You make me smile when life's situations pressure me to cry. Your love is deep. It reaches the most inward parts [...]

I Rise

I've been struck. Man down. My face hits the ground. Ash rises from the impact and covers my wounds with a bitter taste. The sharp pain engulfs my wounds making me see that my worst can get worse. I hear him laugh. From the corner of my peripheral I see his gray scaly skin as [...]

Down with O-P-P? Get with G-O-D

There is so much truth in this post. God bless and may you continue to give your problems to Him.

The A.S.A.P Mom Blog

IMG_7861“And now, isn’t it wonderful all the ways in which this distress has goaded you closer to God? You’re more alive, more concerned, more sensitive, more reverent, more human, more passionate, more responsible. Looked at from any angle, you’ve  come out of this with purity of heart. And that is what I was hoping for in the first place when I wrote the letter. My primary concern was not for the one who did the wrong or even the one wronged, but for you—that you would realize and act upon the deep, deep ties between us before God. That’s what happened—and we felt just great. 2 Corinthians 7:11-13

Do you ever find yourself in OTHER PEOPLES PROBLEMS? Quite often I used to try and “fix” everything in our family growing up. I thought I could make everything better by talking it out with all parties and bringing everyone together in…

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Don’t FREEZE out Your Ministry: 3 Ways to Thaw

Don’t FREEZE out Your Ministry: 3 Ways to Thaw

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I am freezing!

If you live anywhere in the contiguous United States you probably are too. It’s so cold that… Yeah, people are starting to say that every time you see them. Pipes are freezing, schools are closing, and heating bills are rocketing.

frozenfountain Photo Credit: Michael Chanley

There’s nothing intrinsically wrong with freezing cold temperatures but they can bring some unfortunate side effects. They can also afford some of the most beautiful ones, like this picture taken by a friend in Louisville where the temperature dropped so fast, the fountain looks like Elsa herself used her magic touch.

The theme of Frozen works well for a movie but the effects of frozen don’t coincide well with ministry. It’s not unusual to find ourselves in a place where we are “stuck” in something – a routine, a way do doing things, a program or an attitude. We hear things like, “We’ve…

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