UPDATE: My Survival to Revival Story


Last week we shared Dale Marie Schwab’s story about her journey to forgiveness and the role Matthew West’s song Forgiveness played in that process. (Read the story here.) Later that week, Dale and her daughter Allison came to From Survival to Revival in Columbus, OH, where we were delighted to arrange a meet up with

Book of the Month: Life in Forgiveness


Forgiveness is the greatest gift we are extended through salvation, easily given by our Lord and Savior. So, why is asking for forgiveness for our wrongdoing and forgiving others of theirs one of the most difficult struggles many of us face as believers? Life in Forgiveness, by Richard T. Case, exposes the hidden bondage that

God’s Plan for the Whole World


I think God’s hope and plan for us is pretty simple to figure out. For those who resonate with formulas, here it is: add your whole life, your loves, your passions, and your interests together with what God said He wants us to be about, and that’s your answer. If you want to know the

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