One More Woman in Church History You Need to Know

One day a small, elderly woman, came into the office to speak with our minister, Jason. Ms. Zella stood about 5 foot nothing and couldn’t have weighed more than 90 pounds. She walked slowly but proudly. Her voice was calm and gentle. Her glasses took up a good portion of her face, the other portion…

Worshiping Our Expectations

Ancient Israel had a really big problem with idol worship. This meant that instead of following God, serving him, worshipping him exclusively and asking him for what they needed, they built statues, carved images, and sacrificed on alters to made up gods. Idol worship also included some strange fish-human images, weird rituals, sacrificing babies, temple…

Ministry Spot Light: Glory Babies

My friend Stephanie is one of the bravest people I know. We met at camp when I was in 7th grade and she was an 8th grader. God, I thought she was the coolest (she IS the coolest) and I wanted to be like her. Fast forward several…several years and I’m sitting at her kitchen…

When You Don’t Have Much to Give

Have you ever felt like you had nothing left to give? Maybe this season in your life is full of tiny humans. Maybe you’re neck deep in ministry and the more you’re asked to do the more unqualified you feel. You could be struggling to adjust to your new life as a graduate, a wife,…

Rooted: Serving Where You Are Right Now

Recently I learned a very important lesson from a very tiny tree. My husband told a story during one of his sermons that I surprisingly had never heard before (I’ve heard all of his stories). He told the kids about weed eating his yard one day when he was younger and finding a strange, bushy…

The Next Book You Need to Read

Some of my favorite books are the ones that make me feel like I could grab coffee with the author and talk for a few hours. Good books are like making a new friend. Sarah Bessey, the author of Jesus Feminist, is the kind of gal you could sit at the kitchen table with as…

Rage, Anger, and the Christian Woman

  I was two years old and I remember the raspy voice of my mother as she screamed out of our second floor window. She was holding me on her hip and cursing at my father through the broken glass. Blood was oozing out of her hand, stilled clutched in a fist. She turned around…

5 Women in Church History You Need to Know

  Growing up in church I was surrounded by dozens of strong, faithful women following the call God had put on their lives. These women taught me Scripture, led me in worship, opened up their homes and their hearts to me. They were the examples I needed so that I could see what it was…