Have we straightened the overturned tables?

Matthew 21:12-13 12 Jesus went into the temple complex and drove out all those buying and selling in the temple. He overturned the money changers’ tables and the chairs of those selling doves. 13 And He said to them, “It is written, My house will be called a house of prayer.  But you are making it a den of thieves!” Jesus upset…

Healing Broken Hearts with Broken Vinaigrette

Have you ever made a vinaigrette?  I used to think making salad dressing was fancy.  I was super impressed when people made different flavors.  Then I fell in love with the restaurant Zoe’s Kitchen…..but I couldn’t afford to eat there everyday.  So I went in search of their salad dressing recipe.  I found a good…

Past, Present, or Future Thinker?

Are you prone to think of the past, present, or future? We all have a tendency to live mostly in one or the other.  I personally think this is a personality trait.  In fact I found an article How Future Oriented Each Myers-Briggs Type Actually Is  and it was pretty accurate for my ISTJ self. …

Church planting like Jesus: Poured out not burnt out

  I don’t know where we get the idea that ministry is about working so hard that we are on the verge of burn out–That having a successful outcome and being appreciated is paramount.  If we don’t have this recipe we think something is wrong.  Maybe we should just work harder next time?  But when…

How to help Christian workers around the world

I often think of my friends across the world that work full-time to spread the Gospel.  They have the same struggles and worries that I have: how to raise their kids to be kind, what to fix for dinner, how to make time for their spouse….BUT they live in a country that is not culturally…

How to use all 5 senses to spread the Gospel

I have been so two dimensional in a 3D world. I think of spreading the Gospel with words but we are called to so much more.  God gifted us with beauty, heart, and complex emotions.  We have been given such a vast world of people full of diversity.  We can praise Him in so many…

Are you living for football, a funeral or forever?

Motives are very important.  I can do the exact same action for different reasons.  For instance, I love football and have watched hundreds of games. Every one of my children have had to learn the hard way, after being scared to death, that Mommy yells loudly during OU games. I have watched football for the…

How to step out of the way for your children to do ministry

So how can we let our children practice ministry so that they are prepared to Do ministry on their own? We need to get out of the way after letting them Watch. We need to let them dream and listen to God. Of course you can direct them but let them own their own ministry.

Church plant-heory

I am expected to give grace to everyone but am given very little grace in return.

Weaker Vessel

I HATE the phrase “weaker vessel” in the Bible when describing women. I know men in general are stronger….blah, blah, blah. But how much more negative can we get? I looked up the word weaker and it shockingly means weak. That’s it, just weak. Ok, so I looked up vessel and it is a container….

No more orphanages

So instead of funding orphanages, Christians should fund daycares and churches all over the world.

WWJD and ADHD

….ADHD as a made up diagnosis for parents of boys who didn’t know how to discipline.