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Railroad Tracks

Railroad Tracks

When I was a kid, we had an old electric train that had been passed down through a few generations. In the winter, when we were stuck inside, we’d pull it out and put it together. The metal tracks came in sections that connected together with an electric current...

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Growing In Resilience: Authenticity vs. Transparency

Growing In Resilience: Authenticity vs. Transparency

I was having lunch with another pastor’s wife the other day and she put words to a struggle that all pastors’ wives have at some point. Or, if you are like me, come around to over and over again, as I walk along this path. She said, “I really value vulnerability and...

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Growing in Resilience: Finding and Strengthening Your Team

Growing in Resilience: Finding and Strengthening Your Team

When someone goes through trauma, we gather around them. We cry. We laugh. We bring food. We pray with them. So why is it so hard for us to understand that we need these things occasionally too, especially after walking alongside so many that are hurting? “I’m just...

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Growing in Resilience: The Importance of Off-Loading

Growing in Resilience: The Importance of Off-Loading

There are days when I am thrilled at having the front row seat to what God is doing in our Body. There are other days when that front row seat seems to turn into an overloaded doorstep. Here’sa snapshot of my doorstep this last month. “I know we haven’t seen each...

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Growing in Resilience – Getting a Handle on Control

Growing in Resilience – Getting a Handle on Control

As I grow in leadership, I’ve been forced to come to grips with what I want to control. The more I understand about what I was designed by God to control and what I wasn’t, the better I am able to bounce back when my world doesn’t go as I would like. This concept is...

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Five Practices of an Emotionally Mature Leader

Five Practices of an Emotionally Mature Leader

Guest Writer: Tish Hedger When you think of emotional maturity what do you think of? Do you think of someone who doesn’t blink an eye at human critique, disappointments, relational hurt, strenuous schedules, or an unexpected bill? Some zen goddess whose inner thoughts...

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When your husband needs emotional support

When your husband needs emotional support

By Kathy Litton The well-worn word that marks many sentences during the COVID-19 crisis is “unprecedented.” The upheaval of an unimaginable nearly world-wide quarantine has shaken up almost every person, organization, company and system – including the Church. We are...

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The Crippling Cost of Comparison

The Crippling Cost of Comparison

With so many questions swirling during this season of crisis, you’ve probably asked yourself this: What is everyone else doing right now? You and your husband have had to completely shift from what you were doing three months ago and are now operating in a completely...

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Rare Jewel to Christian Contentment

Rare Jewel to Christian Contentment

A few days ago I found myself feeling discouraged and overwhelmed. It’s likely you’ve been there too at some time during the past few weeks. So many changes in a short time coupled with losses and uncertainty about the future...it’s enough to dampen even the most...

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What Fills Your Tank?

What Fills Your Tank?

If you’ve spent any time with me, you know that is one of my favorite questions. I want to know what is filling you up. At the end of the day, if you had to do a ton of stuff that took energy out of your tank, what was one thing that poured some new in? In this...

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Searching for New Normals During a Pandemic

Searching for New Normals During a Pandemic

Guest Author: Shannon S. Mckee I’ve settled on my intention. I’m trying for some sense of normal. Get out of bed when the alarm goes off at its usual time. Find the scrunchie and pull the hair back. Slide on the slippers (the cute owl ones that I love). Stumble groggy...

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Pom Poms and Preguntas (“questions”)

Pom Poms and Preguntas (“questions”)

It hit a few days ago. We had been rolling pretty well with each new announcement about death tolls, reported cases, unemployment numbers, re-opening forecasts. But something was different today. My usually optimistic and “take the hill” husband was feeling the weight...

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