Church Shopping: Not All It’s Cracked Up to Be

I don't have a lot of experience when it comes to churches. I've only been in a relationship with two. I spent the first 33 years of my life attending Neenah's First United Methodist Church. My earliest memories include receiving a red 'leather', gilt-edged Bible when I was in 3rd grade. It was beautiful. Or…

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Dream Small

I look forward to Monday mornings. Weekends are typically action packed (I married a man who can't sit still), so I appreciate the slower start to my day once the work week begins. (And the fact I no longer teach doesn't hurt my love for Monday mornings either.) We spent this past weekend 'out in…

One Word: What’s Been Standing in Your Way?

Your ONE WORD is personal. You picked it for a reason. Perhaps it came from a place of hope. A place where you saw the possibility of growth. Of making your life better. Maybe it came from a "Come to Jesus" moment like this reader (disclaimer...the following are exerts): I was sitting in the hot…

One Word: I’ve Got My Word! What’s Next?

So many words! Thank you for your willingness to share them with me. As I read through them, I started making a list. Many I feel could serve me in the future. FAITH SOUL DILIGENCE SERVE CLEAN VULNERABLE OFFERING PATIENCE EXPLORE TODAY BALANCE PEACE SPONTANEOUS And thank you for sharing the reasoning for your word:…

One Word: Next Step (Asking for your help)

First of all, I want to say thank you. Thank you for your comments. Thank you for your emails. Thank you for the texts. I truly felt community from this post. And that's really what I've always wanted from this blog. I wanted to build an open, honest, supportive community. I shed a few tears…