Loneliness is the most terrible poverty. Mother Teresa
The phone sat silently on the kitchen counter. I picked it up to double check?no missed calls and no voice mails. Hmmm. I?ll go check email. Nothing here either. Where has everyone gone? I hadn?t heard from friends in days; some had disappeared months ago. A few of my most cherished friends simply stopped responding to my messages. The weight of my disease?Ankylosing Spondylitis, an auto-immune disease that causes hardening of the spine, joints, and major organs?spilled over into my relationships. Maybe her life is too difficult to listen to my burdens? Is she More >
This Friday I’m showcasing Stephanie S.’ cool blog about her wifely adventures in supporting her husband’s graduate school education. Her latest post is about his zealous search for a job. I’m sure many of us can relate to those early days of marriage and relationship–I certainly do! I worked for several years as a Registered Dietitian and supported my husband’s graduate (and post-graduate) education as a pharmacist. Now, I raise the kids and he supports us But, I digress. This post is actually about Stephanie and her totally cute blog. I hope you will all take a few minutes and stop More >
Can you believe school is about to start? If you?re like me, then you?re counting the days (minutes?) until that beautiful August morning when the classroom doors open. It?s not about the kids, either–I?m a student at heart! I love to open my Bible, pour myself into God?s word and learn from the King. Nothing beats hearing His quiet whispers.
Which reminds me–how are you doing with homiletics? Don?t worry; I haven?t forgotten the final chapter!
Still not convinced homiletics is for you? Hear what one woman told me:
?I just want you to know that homiletics is awesome! I just read Genesis More >
I’m pausing our study on homiletics for a brief announcement. God has been working on my heart to expand the services of Comfort & Compassion Ministry. I’m excited to see how the Lord will work these out in His timing and purpose.Check out what?s happening this fall:
- U2HAVEHOPE – If you follow me on Facebook, you may be familiar with my brand for encouragement in Christ. Now, I?m expanding beyond FB to serve hurting women through a monthly personal mentoring group. Although this group will be based in the Dallas area, I?m working on ways to make this a national ministry More >
I?m praising God today! We had a great turnout to our first home study and are on our way to faithfully pursuing God and His Word. I?ve heard from many of you that you?re excited about the study and want to learn homiletics. I?m thrilled to share notes from our discussion last night for those of you who don?t live in the Dallas area.
We started off the night by discussing good study practices. If you’re new to Bible study, this just means we approach Scripture responsibly. Here are some widely accepted standards (an excellent reference is “Living by the More >