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Sometimes God’s Timing Feels Lousy (Spoiler: I was wrong again!)

I'm NOT one of those people that hear God's voice. Whenever I hear people say, "God is telling me to do this/that," I think, "did you hear that in your dream, or how are you hearing God so clearly?" How do I get God to speak to me so clearly because I'm jealous of people… Continue reading Sometimes God’s Timing Feels Lousy (Spoiler: I was wrong again!)

church life · family · kidmin

Too Quick to Discipline?

I used to work at a preschool many years ago. Lauren was a full-day child... and she just had the hardest time waking up and getting herself going after nap time. I remember subbing in her class one day... and after the lights came back on and we woke up all the kids, Lauren just… Continue reading Too Quick to Discipline?

christian life · family · my journey

Hard to Love… Hard to Trust…

Do you have people in your life that are pretty much impossible to love? You keep trying... and trying... and trying... You've given a second chance, third chance, fourth chance... so many chances that you forget how many times you actually gave them benefit of the doubt. And you have told yourself that you don't… Continue reading Hard to Love… Hard to Trust…

christian life · church life · family · kidmin · my journey

Surviving, I mean Thriving, during the Holidays as an Introvert in Ministry

Yes, it's true... I boycotted Thanksgiving the last two years. I stayed in bed and watched movies all day long. This year, I decided to be a good sport and participate in the festivities with family (although I did hibernate on Friday after Thanksgiving). I don't think it's just me... but come November & December,… Continue reading Surviving, I mean Thriving, during the Holidays as an Introvert in Ministry