The Reality of Good Friday (and how to celebrate it)

The Reality of Good Friday (and how to celebrate it)

Get the matching outfits, prep the roast, plan for family coming in, clean the house for Easter lunch, get the baskets ready, hide the eggs…

We fall into the Hallmark holiday musts that we hardly observe the true meaning of a sacred holiday. And how on earth is GOOD Friday even actually good? How do we observe or yet, celebrate a day when the Son of man was beaten, hung on a cross, crucified and left to die?

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Church Project Katy

Church Project Katy

Time to share yet another exciting endeavor Calvin and I have been embarking on in the past few weeks! Not only are we preparing to have our first child June of this year, but we are transitioning into an exciting partnership as church planters…

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Why I Listen To Podcasts and The Ones I Recommend

Why I Listen To Podcasts and The Ones I Recommend

I mean because if you're not listening to podcasts while you're cleaning, cooking, DRIVING, working out or whatever else, where you been, friend?!

My round up list of podcasts I'm enjoying are informative, mainly faith-based, and presented in a conversational type of way that makes it easy to follow while being challenged and inspired.

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Why You Should Lean In

Why You Should Lean In

I don't know what this is. Honestly, I struggle in being a perfectionist AND indecisive. Lord, help me. So providing that as some context, you could see why I wouldn't be lying to you when I confess that it takes me WEEKS to finish and PUBLISH a single blog post. But this one, this one just sort of spilled out. And then I hit publish (within the same hour)!!

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My story - the good, the bad, the redeemed

My story - the good, the bad, the redeemed

I never knew why he looked so sad up there. Jesus, that is, hanging on the cross. I wondered. Not knowing in the first place why He was even on it. The night before Halloween of 2002...

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Leading Women: Why Discipleship Matters

Leading Women: Why Discipleship Matters

I don't think I've shared about this with y’all, yet. Which baffles me because it's been such a huge part of my life over the past 3 years. Or so I thought. Because as I looked back, I realized this has been infused in my life for well over a decade. I believe every woman wants to be led, and some women, in return, want to lead others. 

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How?

How?

Many times Calvin and I step back, take a look around, stare at the other for a good 2-3 seconds and say, "How is this our life?" Or with equal admiration yet bafflement, admit, "Man, I love our lives. We're blessed to get to do this and be here."

Just this morning those were Calvin's exact words to me. Allow me to get you up to speed as many have asked us how we are doing and how the church is doing...

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How Revealing

How Revealing

Church planting is so revealing.It flings wide open the heavy curtains we shade those aspects of selfishness and pride with.

Sanctification on steroids! 

Those words were shared by Ginger Vassar, wife of JR, the lead pastor of Apostles Church in New York City, when interviewed about her experience as a church planter’s wife.

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