Sustained While Rejected

Sustained While Rejected

My husband writes a weekly devotional for the men in our church. It’s just a simple word from their pastor’s heart to give truth-encouragement at the start of their day. I’ve asked him if I can share some of those with you on the blog. He’s hopeful that you’ll find something helpful as he shares his heart.  From LeRoy’s Pen ~ ******* But you, O Lord, be gracious to me, and...

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Needing Help to Solve Relationship Conflicts?

Needing Help to Solve Relationship Conflicts?

Conflicts happen between the best of friends and family. That’s the sad reality of living in a fallen world. But it seems to happen just as much within the Church. I’ve seen enough Church conflicts to notice that the “gift of discernment” can be misused, or add to the complications in a conflict. If you think you have the “gift of discernment” when it comes to relating to people, be...

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Your Role in His Mysterious Plan

Your Role in His Mysterious Plan

I’m going to ask you to do something a little difficult for the next few moments. As you read this post, set aside your preconceived ideas or prejudices. Let go of resentments from past church experiences which left you disillusioned or disappointed. Ask God to allow you to see the Church from His perspective and fill you with hope for His purpose in this “Great Mystery!” I encourage you to...

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The Church is a Mess

The Church is a Mess

We heard from a friend this week who recently dismissed his worship pastor because of a hidden life of sexual addiction. Another friend is involved in challenging two people who are in ministry to go through the necessary steps of confession and repentance because of an adulterous affair. Almost weekly I receive messages through Facebook or the blog sharing deep sorrow over their husband’s...

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Helping the Fallen

Helping the Fallen

Knowing that we live in a fallen world, fight a vicious enemy, and battle with flesh that is prone to indulgence, we should not be shocked when one in our company falls. The Church has a reputation for “shooting our wounded,” but rather than kicking a sister who is down, we should be the first to offer help. If you missed yesterday’s post, I hope you’ll click over to read it first to get...

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