Have you ever had a morning like this?

Have you ever had one of the frustrating mornings where everything is annoying?  Well I had one today! I was sleeping all snug in my bed with dreams of sugar plums dancing… there were no sugar plums. I was having this dream about church and for those in the ministry you know those are our favorite … Continue reading

Four Steps to Lighten the Load for Summer

There’s a game I always lose. It’s that dreaded purse game. You know the one where you’re at some ladies event and they hand you a list of crazy insane items you get points for if you’re carrying them in your purse. Items like…. Cell phone, wallet, gum/mint, keys. Those are easy scores… but then … Continue reading

Should a Pastor invite parishioners into their home?

“Should a Pastor invite parishioners over to their home?” I was asked that question while on a women’s ministry panel last week. My 30 second response time brought out the quick answer of “Absolutely!” Which in hindsight was possibly very discouraging to the one who texted in that question to the panel. My quick answer possibly … Continue reading

Follow the Pattern (Five Minute Friday)

Happy Friday everyone! We are linking up with Kate Motaung and the Five Minute Friday gang. We link up here and share together on our writing prompt for the week. This week’s prompt is: FOLLOW GO Frustration was mounting and it just wasn’t making any sense. “I don’t even understand how to do this!” I … Continue reading

How He meets a Small Need in a Surprising Way

I’m watching as the birds fly one by one into my garden and get busy. They’re all gathering sticks, leaves and hay stubble for their nests. Last fall, we dumped all our leaves into the garden and now it’s like a giant IKEA store for birds. I’m thinking they’ve shared this information with their friends because I … Continue reading

Four Ways to Stay Focused

Do you ever have those moments when your schedule and to-do list feel overwhelming and out of control? I’m having one of those moments today. There are things that must be done. Work that must be completed. Assignments and deadlines are looming over my head. I have writing, sermon prep, event promotion and a long … Continue reading