See Community Differently

I met Jenna Lorick at East Texas Baptist University.  She was Jenna Draper then and my college roommate.  Jenna married her college sweetheart about a month before I married mine and we both entered into the crazy, exciting life of a pastor’s wife.  I’m excited for you to hear Jenna’s more »

4 Ways to Go Deep in Bible Study

For 15 years, I worked with teenagers or pre-teenagers.  I took seriously my job in disciplining students because they were young and needed to be taught the fundamental skills of personally interacting with God.  Since entering into a role that involves more interaction with adults, one of the key things more »

How to Love the Christian You Don’t Even Like That Much

Most of us have the idea of warm fuzzies in our mind when it comes to thinking about community.  I see myself with a group sitting around a campfire singing.  The world seems right.  And most of us think community is this harmonious picture where every one gets along.  We more »

Don’t Say That Word…You’re in Church

Before entering the world of women’s ministry, I served on staff at Willowbrook working with preteens.   Preteens are just in a weird stage of life.  They aren’t really children but they certainly aren’t teenagers.  Hence, the label “Preteen.”  Most preteens haven’t mastered the art of hiding yet.  They say more »

The Ugly Side of Ministry & A Giveaway

So, I spent the weekend with around 850 women.  Bless it.  You can’t imagine all the chatter and giggling, the emotions and the tears.  I spent the weekend at Lifeway’s National Women’s Ministry Leadership Forum.  I’ve got to admit when I step back and consider (850 leaders, that are women, more »