Next week I’ll be speaking to students about “The Importance of the Individual.” I hope you’ve all heard this phrase – it was a favorite of one of my favorites, Lorne Sanney. Here’s the link to an article he wrote on the topic back in 1986! The idea resonated with me early on because I didn’t come to campus feeling important at all. I came … Continue reading We are Disciplemaker Moms: The Importance of the Individual
It’s SPRING! It’s a few weeks past Valentine’s Day! It’s relationship time on campuses all over the world! Supporting women in relationships is one of the joys of being on the campus. How many meetings have you had in the last few weeks where a girl has spilled the beans about a crush, a date, a deepening friendship, or an impending proposal? I just LOVE … Continue reading Is he a good “Yoke-Sharer”?
By Linnette Bachman O Holy Night! The stars are brightly shining,It is the night of the dear Savior’s birth.Long lay the world in sin and error pining.Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth. So much of my story lies in sin and error pining. Though I knew Jesus loved me at a young age, I have lived life in the error of constantly … Continue reading Advent Series: O Holy Night
By Sherry Graf One of my all time favorite passages of the Lord’s love for us is Zephaniah 3:17. It reads: The Lord your God is in your midst, A victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy. In the busyness of our lifestyle as moms in ministry, … Continue reading Drawing Near to God: 3 Ideas for a Spiritual Retreat
“I can’t wait to be in the courtyards of the Lord’s temple. I really want to be there. My whole being cries out for the living God.” (Psalm 84:2) By Dana Yeakley 18 months ago: After strolling through the florescent lit aseptic cancer wing with my two-year-old granddaughter, Emma, we entered her sister’s room. Fully garnished with cards, gifts and drawings from little friends the … Continue reading Up
By Lindy Black “Am I loved? Does someone see me? Do I matter? Am I safe?” Shauna Niequist’s words in her new book, Present over Perfect, could be my own as she describes the “cavernous ache” we all experience deep in our hearts. The Gospel throughout the Scripture answers with power and certainty – YES, in Christ Jesus! But until recently, I had not tapped … Continue reading Preaching the Gospel to Myself Every Day
Fall launch approached with the mixed emotions it always brings. Our student leaders returned for our training weekend. The long days and nights of not seeing my husband had begun. I desperately wanted to stay connected to the ministry and supportive of my husband. Honestly, not for all the right reasons, some, but not all. I hustled three little boys into their shoes, once found, … Continue reading When Ministry Hurts
By Sherry Graf I remember the new mommy haze, staying involved in ministry (even if very minimally) and trying to keep the spark alive with my husband that started this whole crazy circus! A book for new moms I read said it was important to leave my baby occasionally overnight for me to be alone with my spouse. It surprised me that it wouldn’t ruin … Continue reading 5 Tips on Maintaining a Healthy Marriage