Equipping Articles

The Spiritually Disciplined Life

March 1, 2021

When I hear the word ‘discipline,’ I realize I have a love-hate relationship with that word. Maybe it is because my strong-willed, stubborn self, needed a lot of correcting by my loving parents as I was growing up. That word, discipline, does not bring up warm-fuzzy feelings, that is for…

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Interruptions are Invitations

February 22, 2021

When I hear the word interruption I think of my 4 year old and 2 year old. These wonderful little humans are also constant interruptions. They interrupt me when I am talking to another adult, reading, cooking, getting dressed, and yes…going to the bathroom.  In the daily grind of working,…

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Rest to Reset

February 15, 2021

There I was on a ranch in Montana sitting in a rocking chair on the front porch looking at the deer walking by, listening to the creek rushing and birds chirping with the purple mountains majestic in the distance…and I could not relax!! I was anxious, antsy, and over-thinking everything.…

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February 8, 2021

Don’t burn out, you are not the savior. Most who will read this blog are serving as a vocational or lay leader in ministry, or maybe a helping profession. If that is your role you know all too well there is much work to be done. Jesus tells his disciples…

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Patient Endurance

February 1, 2021

I like to say that I got “foreal saved” around the age of 13. I say ‘foreal’ because my home was forever Christian, however the point where that lifestyle became my own took place on the cusp of middle school for me.  My introduction to faith brought the highest highs…

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Sometimes 20 seconds of courage is all you need!

January 18, 2021

With the pandemic still interrupting life, I’m sure you are just like me and have turned to watching more movies than you normally would.  Recently, my husband, Tom and I watched a family favorite called “We Bought a Zoo”!  In the story, Benjamin Mee, along with his 2 children purchase…

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Empowered in Everyday Life

January 4, 2021

True confession: I am incredibly jealous of professional basketball players. My closest friends know this about me: I love all of the unique jerseys, athleisure, fancy shoes, and accessories that professional athletes get to wear. It’s not even about the salary (although that is an added benefit). Even all the…

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December 28, 2020

Eat your veggies. Drink 64oz of water a day. Get 8 hours of sleep a night. Stop drinking so much coffee…When it comes to living your best and healthiest life, the to do and to don’t lists are relatively simple. Of course I want to live a long, healthy, vibrant life—and…

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More Than a Feeling: Being Moved by Compassion

December 21, 2020

The ninth chapter of Matthew’s gospel paints a picture of Jesus as a man in perpetual motion. He heals a paralyzed man (then forgives his sins just to prove a point), heals a woman who had been hemorrhaging for twelve years, raises a dead girl to life, and heals two…

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December 14, 2020

One of my goals for 2020 was to run 1000 km.  For those of you not on the metric system that is 620 miles.  It is about my only goal this year that has not required quite a bit of retooling. I started running, not because I am a stellar…

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