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The Secret to Volunteer Retention

August 21, 2014 8:00 AM

A sign loomed outside my son's Sunday school class: "Room closed (unless someone wants to jump in and help today)." Fortunately, it was propped near a door but wasn't yet pulled out into the main area of the hallway....

What Feeds Your Soul?

June 9, 2014 12:00 AM

I didn't understand why I was having panic attacks. Writing a book wasn't easy, but I was writing a Bible study guide to explore the topic of rest. If there was anything I knew how to do, it was...

How I Rediscovered Joy

February 20, 2014 8:08 AM

When I became a Christian, the biggest thing that changed about me was my self-centeredness. Before becoming a Christian, I mistakenly thought I was an extrovert because I befriended people who I thought would be useful to me or...

Chasing God

December 20, 2012 8:27 AM

When I was 18 years old, I felt paralyzed in my relationship with God. I knew God was real, but my fancy prayers and daily devotionals were not cutting it. I was doing everything right, but it felt all wrong....

Hitting the Wall

September 28, 2011 10:22 AM

Every once in a while...especially in busy seasons of life or ministry, I hit the wall. I know I’ve hit the wall when: • I’ve reached my compliant quota. When one more complaint, question, or criticism will put me over...


June 13, 2011 8:00 AM

As Christians, we live in a performance-based culture that measures success according to how much you can cram into your life. The more you do, the more you're doing, so to speak. This mentality has, by and large, infiltrated the...

How to Let Your Yes Be Yes, and Your No, No

April 4, 2011 12:08 PM

When I was a young, single Christian woman, I was completely engulfed in ministry, living 1 Corinthians 7:34a to the fullest--“In the same way, a woman who is no longer married or has never been married can be devoted to...


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