Stuff and Things

I’m a Fierce Hearted Woman (and So Are You)

I did a rash thing back a couple of months ago, and that thing was applying to not just one but TWO book launch teams for books coming out in October. Signing up to that first one already felt a little wild and crazy for me, but taking on a second one? Whoa Nelly. Y'all… Continue reading I’m a Fierce Hearted Woman (and So Are You)

Ministry

When You’re Ready to Throw In the Towel

  Note: I'm still doling out posts from the archives while I enjoy my summer break. This post originally appeared March 24, 2016. As I write this note and prepare to load this post into the publishing queue, it's the Monday following my latest book launch and this message is one I really needed today.… Continue reading When You’re Ready to Throw In the Towel

Doing Life, Ministry

You Are Not a Failure (Link Roundup)

It's the last day of January as this post goes up, and I know a lot of you are already feeling like you've failed in what you hoped to accomplish in this new year. I just want to stop everything right now and tell you that you are not a failure. Seriously, y'all. It's not… Continue reading You Are Not a Failure (Link Roundup)

Ministry

When You Don’t Feel Like Celebrating Christmas

Not gonna lie: this time of year is hard for us. And we’re not the only ones. A lot of people feel the exact opposite of jolly during the Christmas season, for many good reasons. Some are coping with grief and loss. Some struggle with loneliness or depression. Some are simply worn out, run ragged… Continue reading When You Don’t Feel Like Celebrating Christmas

Ministry

What the Bible Tells Us about Tumultuous Times

Regardless of how you voted, or how you feel about the election outcome, the fact remains that we're living in tumultuous times and the future seems more uncertain than ever. But as believers in Christ, we don't need to be afraid. Here are 15 passages of scripture to help put things into perspective as we… Continue reading What the Bible Tells Us about Tumultuous Times

Ministry, Uncategorized

Link Roundup: Struggling Doesn’t Mean Your Faith is Broken

Sometimes -- more often than I like to admit -- I struggle with obsessive thinking. When those obsessive thoughts get stuck on a negative loop, it puts me on a downward spiral into anxiety and depression. I've learned that when this happens, I need to take those thoughts captive and redirect my focus through prayer… Continue reading Link Roundup: Struggling Doesn’t Mean Your Faith is Broken