When a Chapter Ends . . .A New Year Brings Hope

  In what seems now to be another life, (though only 7 years ago) I was a part-time pastor. There were five of us, a huge staff for a small church. But I loved it. It was one of those dreams I had held in my heart since college. I vividly remember standing in my freshmen … Continue reading “When a Chapter Ends . . .A New Year Brings Hope”

My Resolution Redefined: Persevere

Some people hate New Year’s resolutions because they can never keep them. I know I won’t keep them faithfully, but I still love to make them. They give me hope. A pastor in Wilmington, Mike Ashcraft, came up with a great way to replace those pesky resolutions. He teaches about choosing One Word to inspire the year. Click on the blue … Continue reading “My Resolution Redefined: Persevere”

Hope

Once upon a time there were three women named Mary. One gave birth to God’s Son. The other sat at the feet of the Rabbi Messiah as a disciple during a time when women couldn’t learn as men–there were no women disciples before Jesus and this Mary. The third Mary, a woman once entrapped by … Continue reading “Hope”

2012

What does a blogger write to kick off a brand spankin’ new year? I could write the usual. Resolutions. One word for the year like consistency or faith. Or I could write about a new idea I heard recently by Mary DeMuth. She suggested finding a picture that would define your resolutions. Rather than the new resolutions, I could tell you of … Continue reading “2012”

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