Different, Not Wrong

I believe that if a woman’s heart belongs entirely to God and she doesn’t long for children, she is probably called to childlessness in order to pursue other purposes for God. Beth Moore A friend sent this quote to me the other day and I have not been able to get it out of my […]

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Sunday Highlights

His Powerful Presence by Pete Wilson How do you response in life when you feel like God is not there, when you feel like the dream is shattered? Key Question: What would you do in your life if you were absolutely confident that God was with you? Genesis 37:3-4 When things aren’t working out, we […]

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Look Up!

Today rather than run my usual five mile route, I opted to slow it down to a walk and purposefully take in the beauty of the day. I’ve run this route through my neighborhood several times a week for over five years.  I thought I knew it backwards and forwards, until today… Today I walked […]

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I Don't Like to Fight

I didn’t get into ministry to fight this battle. I’m not one to stir things up and I really don’t enjoy invoking criticism or argument. But… After 5 years of ministry, the fact that I’m a woman in a high level church leadership position occasionally raises some eyebrows.  I’ll be honest.  I took my job […]

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Sunday Highlights

Isn’t it true that most of us grew up with expectations of the way life was going to turn out?  In our minds we had it all planned out. Nobody ever grew up dreaming they would be divorced twice by age 45 or be alone and depressed at 26.  Nobody ever things “I’m going to […]

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Leadership Trust

Trust is one of life’s greatest commodities. My friend’s 10 week old baby girl already knows to trust the sound of her mother’s voice and the safety of her daddy’s arms. Earning trust and extending trust become a natural part of our life rhythm. The same is true in our leadership.  Trust is foundational to […]

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Easter Sunday Highlights

It’s the Monday after.  Hope is restored.  Lives are changed. Easter never gets old.  God’s story of redemption is still amazingly powerful.  We had an incredible weekend at all of our campuses. HE IS RISEN INDEED! 3 Words that Changed Everything by Pete Wilson Easter is about remembering and worshiping the only hope capable of […]

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Embracing the Silence

I’m sitting in the quiet of the early morning.  I can faintly hear the rain outside and the gentle snore of the dog.  But it’s mostly quiet today. The silence seems appropriate as I remember the day of Jesus’ burial. I imagine it was pretty silent that day too. There is very little recorded about […]

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Sunday Highlights

Inside Out by Pete Wilson Matthew 5:17, 21-24, 27-30 Jesus isn’t so much about religion as he is about reality. God is not glorified by you reluctantly submitting to rules but rather by joyfully submitting to him. That’s what we do with Christianity.  We boil it down to a few things that we reluctantly do. […]

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