Equipping Articles

The Discipline of Fasting

April 5, 2021

Fasting is not a subject I like to talk about because fasting is not easy, especially for a foodie like me.  The Bible states ‘when you fast’, which shows us that it is assumed you will fast. The very nature of our lives as christians is a life of sacrifice.…

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Gospel Driven Generosity

March 29, 2021

Generosity is mistakenly referred to often as something that is practiced only by those who have the “gift of giving.”  This notion finds its basis in Romans 12:6-8 where the Apostle Paul shares, “Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy,…

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Biblical Confession

March 22, 2021

In 1997 I told a lie. During this period of my life, I was going through some stuff! My personal life was a hot mess, my career was taking off, and I was in a love/hate relationship with my newfound faith and commitment to Jesus. Love because I had found…

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Biblical Meditation

March 15, 2021

“Repairer of the Breach.” The words exploded in my heart, igniting a hope that had dwindled. Seemingly out of nowhere, this whisper from the Holy Spirit was no ordinary thought. It was both pointed and powerful. Could it be that the my 2 1/2 year prayer was being answered? My…

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Hearing from God Amidst the Noise

March 8, 2021

“Do you even know me?” was my response to Carrie William’s request that I write an article on silence and solitude for the Truth Republic.  Silence and solitude are definitely not areas of strength for me when it comes to spiritual practices. But Carrie is not one to back down…

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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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Boundaries

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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