Loving the Church

I can honestly say, I love our church. I don’t mean the building (it kinda smells because its old and its a place we rent that is a preschool during the week.) I’m also not referring the service on Sundays. I love the worship, testimonies, and ordinances we partake in there, but the church is not a place or an event. Its us. Now I’m not wearing rose colored glasses. Other Christians have hurt me deeply, but other times they have held me up when I thought I couldn’t go on. I have met many wounded church people. Someone said, “There is no pain like church pain.” I agree as …

How I Survived being Married to a Church Planter

Last week I was asked to speak at an event for church planters along with their spouses and launch teams in greater Columbus. The topic I was supposed to speak about was how I survived being married to a church planter. As I prayed and reflected on our journey over the past seven years, I decided the goal is not just to survive- but to thrive. While you may not be able to relate to church planting, I believe some of the truths that got us through can apply to many other areas of life. Yours may be something like “How I survived…” Parenting Teenagers Managing work and home A …