Wise Words on Plodding and Waiting

It is the nature of mobilization to say, “Hey, how about we do this thing we haven’t done yet?” For some, that type of thinking is all fun and unicorns. Others, however, particularly those who are in charge of “what we’re currently doing,” might not be so enthusiastic. – Read More From Missions Catalyst   […]

Book Review: A Song Unheard

Reviewing books is a great way to begin conversations and build relationships. While I’ve cut back on my book reviewing, I am still registered with a few sites to review books to refill my creative tank.  A Song Unheard by Roxanne White is part of a series called Shadows Over England. It begins with an […]

Let’s Also Make Good Followers, Too

In scrolling down my Facebook news feed, I lost count on how many posts targeted leaders or potential leaders. A great many books and conferences are around leadership, but I wonder how many conferences talk about grooming good followers? “The headline “Americans no longer want a boss” was seen above a story about a FreshBooks […]

What is a Calling?

A writer I like to follow posts interesting, even controversial content (I absolutely love his status updates!). In one post, the writer wrote about how he dislikes the word “calling.” Why can’t a calling be to a barista, an auto mechanic, etc rather than noble or glamorous fields like missionary or pastor? Calling is indeed […]

Like Owning a Truck…

An old saying goes like this, “When you own a truck, you always have friends” (or something like that). Meaning, everyone knows the truck owners in the neighborhood. They are called when a need arises to transport furniture. Bumper stickers on trucks protest: “Yes, this is my truck; No, I won’t help you move.” As […]

How to Act on a Calling

1 missionary for every 216,300 people – The Traveling Team  How can a pastor of a 300 to 5,000 member church give quality time to each congregant member? How can a missionary possibly give quality time to 216,300 people? How can a famous online Christian with thousands or millions of followers develop individual relationships with […]

Ministry Update: Going to Phoenix

  On Thursday, I am leaving for Phoenix, Arizona to join others at Palmcroft church for WorldVenture’s 75th Regional Celebration event. If you are interested in attending, click here. It begins at 7 pm. Pray for: Travel safeties. It’s a two hour drive one way. Answer to prayer. Potential Supporters. More partners with WorldVenture.

Re-Thinking Social Media

When you’re so sure you’re right that you’re willing to burn things down, it turns out that everyone is standing in a burning building sooner or later. – Seth Godin (emphasis mine)   I am reminded every day that businesses, missionary organizations, churches, church plants, advocates for adoption and foster kids, and those against human […]

The Struggle of Self-Promotion

Self-promotion was the biggest emotional struggle within the minds of Christian writer friends in 2007. Publishers required (and still do) writers to promote their work online. At that time, blogging was more about being real and creating community. Having to self-promote felt cold and against our worldview. When I attended writers groups, I encountered a […]

Decisions That Keep You Awake

Decisions That Keep You Awake… “Don’t go in there,” my husband begged in text as I stood outside the pet shop. “Run!” A couple of days later, we went home with a ball of fur because he couldn’t say no to his wife. His wife (me) couldn’t say no to amber eyes and a playful […]