Editors Collin Hansen and Jeff Robinson have selected the stories of 12 Faithful Men: Portraits of Courageous Endurance in Pastoral Ministry in an effort to dismantle the cool factor that prevails in our view of ministry life.
Michele Morin is a teacher, blogger, reader, and gardener who finds joy in sitting at a table surrounded by women with open Bibles. She has been married to an unreasonably patient husband for nearly 30 years, and together they have four sons, two daughters-in-love, two grandchildren, and one lazy St. Bernard.
Michele loves hot tea and well-crafted sentences, poems that stop her in her tracks and days at the ocean with the whole family. She laments biblical illiteracy and advocates for the prudent use of “little minutes."
The stressors of leadership drew Moses deeper into relationship with God. When a leader has learned to wait for God in the darkness, she is on her way to learning the wisdom of restraint.
How do we know that our children have made the leap from following their parents’ faith to actually “walking in truth” on their own? Kristen Welch would argue for two measuring sticks: gratitude and generosity.
What if we made a practice of celebrating year-round the women who have poured themselves into our lives? Here's a collection of books written by mums and for mums to lubricate the gears of your mothering life with grace.
My hope is that you will enjoy that release of wonder somehow in the coming days, either through poetry or music or a reading of Scripture that will enable you to penetrate the truth of Easter more deeply and to embrace it more passionately.
When an individual’s will becomes an end in itself, it becomes an idol. Chesterton referred to this as the “worship of will."
Without sounding too negative, it has occurred to me more than once that parenting keeps circling back around to the topic of sin management — the parents’ first of all, and then the child’s.
In Uncomfortable, Brett McCracken analyzes, laments, and offers perspective on the struggle, for as the old saw goes, even if you are fortunate enough to find the perfect church, you will surely ruin it when you join.
Scripture is clear that believers are blessed to be a blessing. What practical ideas do you have for being a blessing to others in your church and community?
Me, too! And it was so great to have the spotlight on Moses' entire life for the purpose of gleaning those lessons which I think are applicable far beyond our lives as leaders.
I think these lessons are at the heart of the Deuteronomy 6 parenting model. There's no way we can teach our kids the proper role of possessions in our lives if we are not living it.
Good questions. We have fluctuating attendance numbers at our small, village church. Several of our children are "brought" by their grandmothers. Some come with parents, but the parents are not...posted on: What If Nobody Came?
That's good to know. I'll try to fix it. They were linked in the post I copied over to this site, but I didn't check to see if the link survived the transfer. Apparently not! Thanks for the...
Yes, to your nothing/everything clarification.
In the past we fell off the everything side of the horse, and maybe today we're falling off the nothing side.
Also, your thinking...
I go careening all over the place with this issue, because my husband and I are definitely "church clothes" kind of people. We tucked in shirts on our four sons and did ties and suspenders for...
We're doing a lot of Getty hymns: Christ is Risen; Around the Table of the King
And, of course, ALL the favorite Easter hymns! Really looking forward to the prelude on trumpet Easter...posted on: Easter 2018: What Songs Are You Singing?
I started the year with great resolve to make it through Chesterton's Orthodoxy by the year's end, and it's been a gold mine . . . but I keep reminding myself that gold nuggets...posted on: Every Act of the Will
Great gospel-oriented reading, Staci!
Something I wish I had touched on more in the post (but I try to keep word count down) is our tendency to emphasize behavior without tying it to the...posted on: Sinners Parenting Sinners
Thank you for this thoughtful piece spotlighting Rachel's beautiful heart.