Dear Beth Moore, I would like to sincerely thank you and all the other women ministers who have gone before me for unapologetically answering the call of God. Your life has been a trailblazer for others like me to find the boldness, audacity, and courage to also say yes to God when He came knocking. Continue reading An Open Letter to Beth Moore
“….I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation….” (Philippians 4:12) I made the mistake of getting on social media to relax after a long day when I saw a post from a friend listing local speakers who inspire people. I was excited to see so many of my friends andContinue reading The Secret to Living Your Best Life
Recently I got that dreaded phone call that every church leader hates. “Hi Pastor. I am sorry, but I am leaving the church. I just haven’t been able to connect with people on a deeper level.” Ugh, my heart grieves yet again! Why is it so many people struggle with making genuine friendships in church? I have been in church leadership for 20 years, and honestly, one of the most common complaints people have, especially among women, is ,“It is hard to make friends.” My colleagues say this grievance is found in most churches across our country. It is even found amongst pastor’s wives and other church leaders. Continue reading Making Church Friends
I just got back from a life-changing mission trip. God stretched me and used me in new ways. I met new friends that I will forever hold in my heart, I grew and matured, and I was on cloud nine when it hit me. I was exhausted, depleted, and had an overwhelming urge to runContinue reading Battle Ready: Facing the Enemy’s Counterattack
One of the greatest threats to healthy churches, nonprofits and organizations is volunteer burnout. As a pastor, I get the pleasure of working with volunteers all the time. In fact, our church couldn’t survive without the support of these faithful people. But to be honest, volunteer burnout is very real at our church, which isContinue reading Feeling Burned Out?
Christian marriage is so important, especially among leaders. The Bible even compares Christ’s love for the church to a bridegroom’s love for his bride (read Eph. 5:25-27). But let’s face it; marriage is not a breeze or a walk in the park every day, especially when you factor in raising kids, volunteering in your localContinue reading 18 words of wisdom from 18 years of marriage
I was exhausted and worn out from a long day, and my bed was calling my name when my youngest child started to throw a huge temper tantrum. His screams were piercing, and my head was pounding. After he went on and on for what seemed like an eternity, I finally had enough! My patienceContinue reading Wounded by the Church?
I remember like it was yesterday, the first prayer service in our new church plant in 2006. It was a Sunday morning and a handful of people were huddled up in a circle holding hands and praying. Then in walked Francis, an eccentric young man, with long hair and a scruffy beard. This young manContinue reading Get Out of Your Comfort Zone
Conflict is something that happens in ministry, but it is not something most leaders feel comfortable talking about, let alone dealing with. Let’s face it. If you have been in church leadership for any length of time, then it is likely you have dealt with your share of conflict. Maybe someone misjudged you, betrayed you,Continue reading When it’s time to part ways
Sometimes looking back makes us remember what matters most. For this reason, I recently made myself slow down, meditate and really evaluate my goals and accomplishments of the past year. This helped me gain a fresh perspective before I rushed into the New Year with a new resolve. During my time of reflection, I noticedContinue reading Four Steps to Overcome Fear