Lord, Prepare Me To Be A Sanctuary

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. My church is about to start building a brand new sanctuary. It’s an exciting time. This sunday is a big finacial leap of faith for the congregation, our pastors, and our community. We all have a magnet of an elephant that says, “One bite…

Take the Break

Any mommas out there feel actual guilt for relaxing or doing something for yourself? I never understood that sensation until I had my baby. I suddenly had SO MUCH to do, and not enough time or hands to do it. But I also found out very quickly that never taking a break didn’t help either….

A Letter To My Pastors,

“And now, friends, we ask you to honor those leaders who work so hard for you, who have been given the responsibility of urging and guiding you along in your obedience. Overwhelm them with appreciation and love!” 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13(MSG) You are gifted in serving, therefore have been made leaders. You are motivated to mentor,…

Drag the kids to Church

” Some people have given up the habit of meeting for worship, but we must not do that. We should keep on encouraging each other, especially since you know that the day of the Lord’s coming is getting closer.” Hebrews 10:25 Her pastel dress was laid out the night before- her Sunday best. The bag…

If you love me…

“If you love me, obey my commandments.” John 14:15(NIV) Obedience. Sometimes it’s harder than others. But so many times we base our closeness to God on how good we’ve been. We feel distant when we’ve been bad. We might even avoid devotion or prayer time. Much like Adam and Eve did when they hid in…