Love Thy Neighbor

I have lived in the same house since 2009. Taking my two small kids trick or treating this year around our cul-de-sac, a neighbor asked if we had just moved in. I guess in five years I hadn’t had time to meet someone who lived on the same street as me?! That following Sunday at church, our message was on The Art of Neighboring. Ever have those moments when you are like, ok God, I get it! That’s what happened to me. Read more...

Two Necessities for Healthy Community – Do You Have Them?

When the cool evening breezes were blowing, the man and his wife heard the Lord God walking about in the garden. So they hid from the Lord God among the trees. Then the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?” (Genesis 3:8-9 NLT) Read more...

Remember a Child This Christmas Season with Angel Tree

You can help change the life of a prisoner’s child FOREVER. Every child has a story. For 2.7 million American children, that story is filled with the abandonment, loneliness and shame that come from having a mom or dad in prison. For many, it may also include following their parents down the same destructive road to incarceration. Angel Tree, a program of Prison Fellowship, reaches out to the children of inmates and their families with the love of Christ. This unique program gives your church an opportunity to share Christ’s love by helping to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the families of prisoners. Read more...

Dear Penelope

I never wanted a daughter. Being a young girl once and currently having a ministry that caters to young women, I was all too aware of the pitfalls and trials that accompany having a daughter. And to be frank, I didn’t want any of that. Read more...

Shari's Be Still Challenge

My heart soared when I learned that we would be participating in the Be Still Challenge this week.  How I love to be still and hear from my Savior!  It’s gotten harder and harder to be still in this fast paced world; yes, the world has changed and we have changed along with it.  We have to don’t we?! Read more...

God Has Got My Back Printable

I can be a little radical sometimes about certain things and Thanksgiving is one of those things.  I love to celebrate Thanksgiving, it’s one of my most favorite holidays, but I’m a radical proponent of having a thankful heart and giving thanks 24/7 ~ 365 days a year. Read more...

The Best Untapped Sticky Faith Resource in Your Church

Every kid needs a Ruth. Every family needs a Ruth. Every church needs a Ruth. Even though I spent only a few minutes with Ruth, she permanently colored my picture of senior adults’ impact in faith-pursuing families. Read more...

Day 2: Praying Over Your Husband

Dear Father, Today God, I bring to you my husband. I know that the most powerful thing I can do for my husband is to pray for him. I pray that I would have the patience and courage to understand him and partner with him in the raising our children as well as the management and ministry of our household. Read more...

Angela's Be Still Challenge

A few weeks ago, my friend Rebecca gave me challenge. She said, “Be still. Try doing nothing for 20 minutes and then I’d like you to write about it.” When she suggested this, I was immediately on board. What I didn’t expect is what I’d hear during those 20 minutes of stillness. Read more...

We're In This Together

Remember the ALS ice bucket challenge where otherwise sane people poured ice water on their heads? It became a global phenomenon. And, really why did so many people take part in the craziness? This world is a big place and we are separated not only geographically, but by our belief systems, our politics, our ages, and countless other things. It seems there are more things separating us than there are bringing us together and sometimes it feels downright lonely, doesn't it? Read more...
  • Verse of the Day - 11-27-2014

    Hebrews 12:28-29 “Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.” Read More

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