Perfectly Imperfect

God has really been dealing with me lately on my perfectionism.  I have always been a perfectionist.  As a kid I liked my room to be neat and organized and my schoolwork to be perfectly in order.  I always turned my work in on time and was driven to make perfect straight A’s.  My goal … Continue reading


Have Yourself a “Mary” Little Christmas

We all have stress during the holidays – some more than others.  Some of us create our own stress, as if there wasn’t enough already.  We think that we need to create the “perfect” holiday.  Even if we aren’t typically perfectionists, we tend to want the holidays to be perfect.  We think that if we … Continue reading


It’s been a long while since I’ve blogged and I have so many slowly developing blog topics swirling around in my head, but this one hit me this morning and I am taking advantage of a few minutes of quiet time to write out my thoughts.  I sat down in front of the television this … Continue reading


I have a song in my head and in my heart lately…Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so.  I have been overcome and overwhelmed by Jesus’ love for me and I am undone.  It is difficult to even pen words that adequately describe the depth of emotion that I have … Continue reading

Holy Humor

I heard a speaker recently talk about God’s sense of humor.  He made the comment that God is the most funny and joy-filled being there ever was.  I agreed with him, but somehow that comment struck me as odd.  Over the last several weeks I have pondered why that statement struck me so profoundly. Then … Continue reading

Lessons Learned

A few weeks ago I read a thought-provoking blog entitled 50 Lessons Learned in Ministry.  It was written by a fellow church planter’s wife whose blog I follow.  As I read her 50 lessons learned I could identify with each one.  I actually saved the email with her post and it is still in my … Continue reading

Winds of Change…Again

I’m sitting out on the deck with my computer and my love enjoying a June evening, and basking in the joy of having accepted a nice offer on our home today.  It’s such a beautiful evening, but every once in a while the wind kicks up and my hair blows all over the place.  Living … Continue reading

The Cry of a Mothers Heart

Did you know that God has a soft spot in His heart for mothers?  He even likens himself to a mother several times in scripture.  My favorite one is in Isaiah 66:13.  It says “As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you”.  Sorry guys, but mothers might just have a bit of … Continue reading

Tornados and Trust

Sometimes life can feel like a whirlwind.  There’s no other way to say it.  I feel like I have been caught up in a whirlwind…actually, maybe a tornado…the last few weeks.  Three weeks ago we launched our new church.  It was a great weekend, but an unbelievably crazy busy weekend.  We saw an attendance of … Continue reading

Outrageous Grace

I started writing this blog in my head three days ago and didn’t have time or bandwidth to actually write, so I scribbled some thoughts down in a notebook.  I’m finally getting to sit down in some peace and quiet to gather my thoughts.  This has been an unbelievably busy week getting ready for the … Continue reading