Posts Tagged fears

New Year’s Resolutions: Will I Walk on Water or Stay in the Boat?

New Year’s Resolutions: Will I Walk on Water or Stay in the Boat?

I usually don’t make New Year’s Resolutions. There are enough things I fail to do on a regular basis — why would I add to the list? But, this past year I did. I made a big one: I resolved to give up fear. Fear of man, that […]

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His Plan, Not Mine. Thank God!

His Plan, Not Mine. Thank God!

I have always had a heart for women’s ministry and for my neighbors, so you would think that starting a neighborhood Bible study would just be a natural, and exciting thing for me to do. It wasn’t.  I was excited to be a hostess, and even meet […]

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Momma Sheep

Momma Sheep

Parenting never ends, but shepherding does… When my oldest child entered high school, I found myself desperate for help! Many mornings I would pray and plead with God on her bedroom floor. I was so fearful and worried. Never had I sensed such a pull on her […]

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A Young Perspective on Open Hearts & Open Doors

A Young Perspective on Open Hearts & Open Doors

This weekend I hosted a party in our new neighborhood for a former neighbor. (A little background on the eight of us hostesses – we’re all in a really fun season of life. We’re all 20 somethings, we’ve been married about five years, and we’re young in […]

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Adrienne’s Story: My Whole Life Would be Suspect

Adrienne's Story: My Whole Life Would be Suspect

There was no way I was going to a neighborhood Bible Study! These people were radicals. They would no doubt judge me. I didn’t own a Bible, and I certainly wouldn’t be able to find my way around one if I did. All my life prior to Bible Study attendance […]

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Steppin Up & Steppin In… The Hot Tub

Steppin Up & Steppin In... The Hot Tub

How I came to baptize someone in a hot tub… Leading a neighborhood study can direct you into some unchartered waters…like the time I was asked to baptize one of our girls in the middle of winter!  Well, I am not a pastor or clergy person of […]

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I Don’t Have Granite Countertops…

I Don't Have Granite Countertops...

I don’t have granite countertops, I can’t lead a neighborhood Bible study… There!  I said it!  Doesn’t that sound crazy?  Oh! my list of excuses was many… I don’t know the Bible like I should. I haven’t been to seminary. I am nervous. I don’t have the […]

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First Gathering…What if Your Fears Come True?

First Gathering...What if Your Fears Come True?

Ok, so you have planned and prepared…you have prayed and prayed… your invitations have been sent… some  have expressed an interest …you have picked the perfect study…and FINALLY it is time…it is your first gathering…you are so excited!   And it happens. The thing you most feared… […]

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Feeling Inadequate?

Feeling Inadequate?

Feeling Inadequate? … Me too… Always have.  Guess I always will.  The truth is, I am inadequate.  I am inadequate to teach others the Word of God.  I am inadequate to lead a group of women in their walk with God.  I am inadequate to represent Christ […]

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