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Teachable Moments

When I was a child, my family would visit my grandparents on Sundays at their home. As we departed in the evening, my grandfather would give me a bear hug and instruct me to “be a good listener” in school. I heard this admonition hundreds of times over the years. The importance of listening and […]

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What Is Real Worship?

In the life of a Christian, worship is a necessary discipline in developing a relationship with our Maker and Savior. How did I learn about real worship? There were times before taking classes through Artios Christian College (formerly, LifeSpring School of Ministry) when I believed that worship was only what happened at church with the […]

I Still Believe

One love can change your life. One life can change the world. From the creators of I Can Only Imagine comes an inspiring love story for the ages. Rediscover the wonder of love in I Still Believe, based on the real-life story of chart-topping singer Jeremy Camp. Starring KJ Apa, Britt Robertson, Shania Twain, and […]

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How Do We Foster Mental Wellness Among Christian Leaders? Part 3

There are various ways that all of us, including our international brethren, can go about implementing plans of action to promote mental wellness among our congregations: Leadership Assessment, Care and Accountability Every leader who desires to do so can take some form of self-assessment evaluation, such as the one found in The Emotionally Healthy Leader.[1] […]

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How Do We Foster Mental Wellness Among Christian Leaders? Part 2

In talking to people at the various meetings and workshops that I have attended, I have heard that some people have left their church because of the way that they or a family member were treated after it was discovered that they had a mental or emotional disturbance. Also, people have been made to feel […]

Reason Enough

Like many other women, I can look you in the eye and carry on an intelligent conversation while overhearing two or three other conversations taking place around me. It’s a gift and a bother. My husband calls it eavesdropping. I call it paying attention. We recently sat at a restaurant enjoying a pleasant buffet-style breakfast […]

Fostering mental wellness in Christian leaders

How Do We Foster Mental Wellness Among Christian Leaders? Part 1

Forming a network of support and accountability As we transition into the next decade, there is no time to waver between the world and the Kingdom. Those of us who have taken on the mantle of “Christian Leader” must be good stewards of the commission that has been bestowed upon us. The responsibility for being […]

Shipwrecked!

Venturing out on the lonely highways and byways of Asia Minor in the days of the early church put travelers at risk of robbers, beatings, and other perils. Seafaring journeyers also faced multiple dangers, and the apostle Paul experienced them all, on land and sea alike. Perhaps the hardest thing he had to endure was […]

Living Witnesses

In 2016 I shut my classroom door for the final time, choosing to leave a dream job and face an uncertain financial future because of my faith. By no means was this choice an easy one. The list of reasons to stay was long and daunting. I was the sole breadwinner in our family. My […]

God and My Money

“How irresponsible you are!” My mother-in-law’s face flushed red below her graying curls. “You’re expecting the rest of the family, or me, to pick up your bills! I can’t believe it!” Her words put a nasty spin on our most recent decision. A few years earlier, my husband resigned his long-held overseas job, and we […]