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Dressed in Grace


There is much that we could learn from the community known as Alcoholics Anonymous. I remember years ago when I was touring with my band, and I had a conversation with another Christian artist who had just been released from a drug and alcohol treatment center. “I grew up in the church,” he said. “I’ve

My Survival to Revival Story


April 6, 2011 was a beautiful spring day. The daffodils were in full bloom. My husband, Richard, and I were excited: Our two oldest children were being rewarded for their academic achievements and our two younger children were there to watch. As the festivities ended, I returned to work while Richard was to take the

Grace: Getting What We Don’t Deserve


One of my dear friends, Elizabeth, came from an exceptionally broken and destructive family—a family whose experience included prison, abuse, and suicide. At sixteen years old, Elizabeth cried in anger to her mentor, “This is not fair! I don’t deserve this family, this life!” Most of us would agree with this outcry from a sweet

The Journey From Survival to Revival (Part 2)


In our last post we featured some of the ‘nuts and bolts’ of putting on an event, but that’s only part of the story . . . As you would expect, a program like Women of Faith doesn’t come together overnight. Over the last year (and more) our “experiences” team has been praying and planning

NEW! Ministry Connection Newsletter


A new, FREE newsletter for Group Leaders, Women’s Ministry Leaders, women serving in the church, or anyone interested in personal, spiritual leadership/development! Ministry Connection provides biblical principles and encouragement along with personal application, leadership insights, and prayers for those desiring to go deeper. This email newsletter is sent near the end of each month. Sign

It Is Done


Jesus said, “All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.” —John 6:37 NIV When Jesus Christ, God in human form, willingly hung on the cross to pay for every sin you and I ever committed or ever will commit, he made a bridge

Everything New


“See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin”. – Matthew 6:28 One of the most awesome things about being around children is seeing the world through their eyes.  So many times I just hurry through the routine of life and miss out on God’s awesome little things. When I do

Finding My Bearings


The kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit . . . Let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another. —Romans 14:17, 19  One day I could hear that inner voice shouting orders at me:

Just for Today


Each day, a seed embraces the task placed before it. Today it might have to embrace the dark soil it has been pushed into. Tomorrow, it might be not resisting the water that makes it literally disintegrate and fall apart. And then in a week or two, a green shoot pushes up and out of

Trusting God with the What Ifs


“God is supernaturally tuned in to our frequency. His blazing eyes take in our slightest stir. His holy ears prick at our softest whisper. Better still, He’s in close proximity when we cry.” –Lisa Harper Life is littered with what ifs. What if there’s not enough money? Or resources to go around? Or the economy