Every mission trip is different and every mission trip the same. Different countries, different teams, and different agendas. The same? There are always service-oriented people, always spiritual growth, and always, always love. Of course, there are always difficulties, too. For the ladies on this mission trip to Nicaragua, our goal was to minister to women … Continue reading Mission trip called “Valuable Women”
Sharing with women, walking through the pine trees, eating delicious spaghetti chicken, what more could you ask for? And yes, God's Spirit was certainly there. He led us to understand more truth about Him. More understanding of His awesome love for us. Women from Antioch Baptist Church met at Pa's Cabin in the Woods for a retreat … Continue reading Ladies Retreat at the Cabin
True love versus false love. How can we tell the difference? Both may be as attractive as roses, but one is the dime-store plastic kind and the other a fragrant red beauty. We need something more substantial than a temporary solution, wider than an Oklahoma sunset, and deep enough to fill the void inside. Actually, we need a God's kind of … Continue reading Fake Love
We carry junk around in lives. I call it rocks—like carrying heavy rocks in our backpacks. Stuff we don’t need. Stuff that weighs us down - hurts or grief as we travel through life. The things that hold us back from doing what we want to do—what God might want us to do. Keeps us from … Continue reading Carrying a Heavy Load?
I was so excited to be able to speak at the WMU/Women's Ministry Northwest Summit on April 9th and 10th of 2010. What a joy! The dear women accepted me, Jeannie, their cook, prepared food fit for the Queen of England, and the high school ensemble sang with talent to match any church I've ever visited. … Continue reading Blessed by the Northwest