What I'm Reading

I get asked quite often about the huge bag or backpack I'm always seen carrying around church so I thought I would share its contents ... as well as some articles I've read from the inter-webs. It's safe to say I've been in a blogging "slump" and haven't posted much recently, but that doesn't mean I haven't thought [...]

By |2016-06-03T06:00:38+00:00June 3rd, 2016|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

God Is With Us, Always!

I've had so many questions for God lately: Will that person return to church? Will that person get pregnant? Will that job opportunity come to fruition? What effects will General Conference have on local churches? Are my friends in Haiti and Jerusalem safe? Will I be a strong leader this summer? Will that person get another [...]

By |2016-05-10T08:00:44+00:00May 10th, 2016|Bible Study, Uncategorized|3 Comments

Spiritual Gifts and Rock Collecting

  Kamden and I have been enjoying the beautiful weather by treasure hunting in the yard and driveway. After an hour of playful discovery and excavation, Kamden had a pile of rocks and placed each one on the porch rail. While Kamden examined his treasures, I remembered a recent Bible study lesson on spiritual gifts. To the eye, Kamden's rocks were [...]

By |2016-02-19T15:00:01+00:00February 19th, 2016|Bible Study, Uncategorized|4 Comments

SELAH Bible Study // Importance of Community

SCRIPTURE Nehemiah 2:17-20 EXPLANATION Nehemiah // a Jewish man; the king's "cupbearer" (wine taster and guard); held place of honor with Persian King King of Persia // verbally blessed Nehemiah and encouraged him to return to Jerusalem to rebuild walls Sanballet, Tobiah, and Geshem // kings doubtful of Nehemiah LOCATION // Jerusalem. The Babylonians conquered Jerusalem and King [...]

By |2016-02-05T14:00:37+00:00February 5th, 2016|Blog, Uncategorized|2 Comments

SELAH Bible Study // The Healing of Naaman

SCRIPTURE 2 Kings 5:1-14 EXPLANATION Naaman // an army commander, a great man with king's favor, a mighty warrior, had leprosy Young Girl // an Israeli taken captive during war, maidservant of Naaman's wife, a believer in the prophet Mistress // Naaman's wife King of Aram // wrote letter to the king of Israel on Naaman's behalf, sought prophet for [...]

By |2016-02-01T07:00:19+00:00February 1st, 2016|Blog, Uncategorized|3 Comments

The SELAH Bible Study Method

I love when words and phrases come together so organically that it makes you smile and acknowledge God's creativity ... and realize that He, indeed, has a sense of humor. In my quest to read the Bible (again), this week's focus has been Exodus and Psalms. If you've never read the Psalms, or if you've skimmed them and not paid [...]

By |2016-01-29T07:00:42+00:00January 29th, 2016|Blog, Uncategorized|4 Comments

Worship. Study. Serve.

The words worship, study, and serve came to me during a recent workshop at church where we (a team of 40 worship administrators, team leaders, and laity volunteers) created a purpose statement. It was a productive (and exhausting) day full of brainstorming and collaborating and I enjoyed it immensely. As I read the new purpose [...]

By |2016-01-20T16:48:47+00:00January 20th, 2016|Bible Study, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Being a wife/mom/adult is hard.

Folks at the fitness center where I exercise are quite concerned with my safety, and it has nothing to do with buckets of sweat pouring off of me. It seems like every time I am on the treadmill or elliptical machine, I'm jotting notes on a piece of paper. The habit formed months ago when I was listening [...]

By |2015-07-22T15:28:34+00:00July 22nd, 2015|Bible Study|0 Comments