The Easter Bunny.... what’s not to love? A human-sized rodent, dressed in his Sunday best, delivers candy and stuffed animals to children on Easter morning. Not only does he come bearing gifts, but this bunny happens to have an abundance of eggs that he likes to hide in yards and bushes and.....wait...... what?
Many people step into the ability of Jesus every Friday night at Celebrate Recovery at Council Road and are transformed from near death to life. This is the place to bring your hurts, habits and hang-ups when you have come out of denial and are ready to surrender your feelings of hopelessness.
Meet my friend, Julie Hardell. We share a deep love for many things—our church and serving there, the ocean, a circle of girlfriends we’ve shared for more years than either of us prefer to admit, and the birthday month of March. One of my favorite memories with Julie is of us chasing dolphins on paddle boards in the ocean. But there is one thing we do not share and that is Julie’s gorgeous head for numbers.
I find myself thinking a lot about grace during the Lent season. Simply put, it’s the unearned, unmerited kindness that God grants us. Grace is the evidence of His hand on our lives, sometimes easier to see when looking at the lives of others.
The summer before my 9th grade year, a new coach came in and started a softball program at my small rural school. That Softball Summer league was brutal. It seemed my teammates could throw better, run faster, slide smoother, and catch the ball better than I could.
At the end of 2018, our Women’s Ministry Director, Vickey Banks (whom I often refer to as “Mom”), challenged us to join her in a very doable Bible Reading Plan beginning January 1st. Our hope was that women would join the reading plan, have conversations about God’s Word, and build community within our women’s ministry…
As a school administrator, I have to stay up to date on the latest and not so greatest in the teen world. This includes music, movies, lingo, and phone apps. This allows me to be aware of the dangers facing our students, as well as to keep parents informed of what is going on in the teen world.
“I want to go there before I die.” Whenever I tell people about my trip to the Holy Land, this is the response I often get. And can you blame them? What Bible-believing person wouldn’t want to walk the same road that their Savior walked thousands of years ago? So, what’s stopping them? What’s stopping you?