Category: What’s the Church to Do?

16 Things To Do When You Have Been Offended

16 Things To Do When You Have Been Offended

"If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother." Matthew 18:15 1. We must make it our goal to approach others the same way we will want to be approached when we become the one guilty of offending. 2. Examine your heart. Be sure you are not going to the offender in anger or with an attitude of setting them straight. The goal must be to bring reconciliation. 3. Assume the best....Read More
You Want A Mentor?  13 Things You Will Need To Know About Me First

You Want A Mentor? 13 Things You Will Need To Know About Me First

I always thought that when I entered the "middle aged" season of life, I'd be much wiser than I actually am.  I would be confident and  I would have reached a point of  being able to scatter little bits of wisdom all over the place! None of what I imagined is a reality. Instead, I find myself in this season having been emptied of  all the misconceptions I had about myself, life, and what things would be like at this point. Rather than looking in the mirror and seeing a...Read More
10 Ways To Connect With A Millennial

10 Ways To Connect With A Millennial

"The older generation doesn't know how to be transparent!" he said. "We just want them to be honest and transparent. We don't want to be 'taught' all the time!"  I listened as my young friend expressed his opinion of the older generation. My feelings of frustration grew because an entire generation was being labeled. I wished there could be a context in which generations could come together and honestly get to know each other. God has given me a huge burden and desire to confront this generational divide that is so...Read More
11 Reasons Why Honoring Your Parents Is Important, Whether Or Not You Think They Are Deserving

11 Reasons Why Honoring Your Parents Is Important, Whether Or Not You Think They Are Deserving

If you google the subject of  "difficult parent/grown child relationships" you will discover countless articles longing to give you an education on how to survive your relationship with your parents, all the mistakes your parents have made, what makes a toxic parent, why you are estranged from your parents, how parents push away their adult children, and how to deal with controlling parents. Over the years, in an attempt to be sure that I don't drive my own children away, I have read, studied, and taken notes on these kinds...Read More
6 Truths to Remember When You Feel Like You Don’t Fit In

6 Truths to Remember When You Feel Like You Don’t Fit In

As long as I can remember, years before social media gave us the ability to see into others' lives, I have felt as though I was on the outside looking in--never quite fitting in with those around me. There have even been times when I've felt this way around my own husband and children, not because they've done anything to make me feel "less", but because it was the truth I learned to believe about myself before they were ever my family. As I have lived life with my beautiful,...Read More