economic crisis

This article is written for college students, but I think it provides some good tips and Scriptural references to remind us that God provides what we need when we need it, even in the midst of uncertainty. http://www.trueu.org/dorms/stulounge/A000000961.cfm

retreat

Here are the 2nd and 3rd definition for the word “retreat” found on merriam-webster.com: 2: a place of privacy or safety : refuge3: a period of group withdrawal for prayer, meditation, study, or instruction under a director Both fit the retreat I attended on Thursday and Friday, but for me I think the best definition … [Read more…]

equal?

Why does it seem like busy = stressed? Just because I am busy, doesn’t mean I’m stressed out. Right? Why do we associate one with another? I chose this lifestyle. I like being busy. There is stress, but that’s part of life. I know I would rather be busy than bored. So, if I say … [Read more…]

busy

This month is very busy. I know every month is busy for church workers, but this one is especially busy. I am not complaining, because I hate to complain, I just needed some place to vent my thoughts on the issue. How did life get so busy? I like to be busy, but sometimes I … [Read more…]

truth about teenage girls

I recently saw a segment on the Today show about dealing with boys. I also saw a discussion about it on an email list serve. Then, I came across this article related to the problem we are facing today with teenage girls and sex. Check it out:http://http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1840556-2,00.html I had heard most of this before, but … [Read more…]

remembering

Today began just like this day seven years ago. A cool, crisp fall day with blue skies and not a cloud to be seen for miles. But this time around, it didn’t seem as painful to make it through the day. I acknowledged the moment of silence, like I have every year since that day…but … [Read more…]

september

It’s September. School starts. Fall events starts at church. But has summer ended? For me, the seasons begin to run together, as I no longer have classes to go to and homework to complete. Still, it’s a new season in ministry, where busyness becomes routine and it’s easy to get caught up in life. How … [Read more…]

spinning

My head is spinning. This week has felt like a non-stop, roundtrip flight from here to the far corners of the world. How do I make it stop?…Or really, I just need it to slow down. I know I am in control of my day to day routine, but I think I need to give … [Read more…]

awe

I am absolutely, positively in awe of God! Ever just have a moment where you realize the awesome grace and love of God for you? I felt this week like I was falling away…wanting to be in Scripture but choosing not to, trying to pray and falling asleep instead, etc…and God, rich in mercy brought … [Read more…]

wow

The 4x100m free relay last night was amazing! It was worth staying up past my bedtime to see the awesome feat the Americans had against the French! I just love when people smack talk and then eat their words. More importantly, I love the competitive spirit of the sport of swimming in the olympics…it’s my … [Read more…]