Once while attending a panel discussion on “church hurt,” I heard one panelist talk about her issue with the phrase “Church Hurt.” The speaker talked about The Church being a place of healing and restoration, therefore there is no such thing as church hurt. As I looked around the room, mine wasn’t the only face… Continue reading The Church and Church Hurt
While much has been said about the importance of living a life steeped in gratitude, I’m not sure many of us who say we get it, really get it. It was once pointed out to me that when saying we are grateful, we are saying we are full of gratitude. Being full of gratitude then… Continue reading Is You Is or Is You Ain’t
Why do birds fly in the sky? And why are there sometimes tears in my eyes? Oh why? Why must I pray even when things don’t go my way? Oh why, why, why? How do I plan when I’m not sure where I’m going? Why step left? When do I go right? When do I… Continue reading Why?
There we were, over 150 women divided in to small groups designed for conversation and connection. We came to be heard, to listen, to share, and celebrate each other. The night’s topic, based on Ephesians 2:10, was about being God’s Masterpiece. After looking at different biblical translations and the trusty Thesaurus; we learned that we… Continue reading Being His Poetry; His Masterpiece
“Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat their produce. Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that… Continue reading Bloom Where You are Planted