He uses women just like you and me. He really does. Last week I participated in a Christian Leadership Alliance conference in Dallas, Texas. On the stage Kelly Minter sang her heart out. In the row in front of me, Kay Arthur sang along. And over the course of several days I heard messages from Rich Stearns, and Michael Oh, and so many others who are leading worldwide efforts to bring Christ to the nations. And I thought, "Who am I? Who am I that God would choose to use me?" And I … [Read more...] about Who Does God Use?
A whole lot. Several years ago I met with this young guy. Art Rainer is the VP of Institutional Advancement at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. I was doing contract work for a variety of nonprofits and unsure about my next steps. I got together with Art and shared my story, my passions, and my key vocational milestones. Art gave specific encouragement and laid out several possible scenarios. Several months later, we connected again. During those months, I had taken his counsel to … [Read more...] about What Can a 49-Year Old Female Learn from a Young Guy Like This?
When I was in Zambia a couple of weeks ago, what I heard again and again is this. "Sexual abuse is real. Sexual exploitation is real. It is happening all around us." That's what our founder, Susan Vonolszewski, heard from orphan caregivers around the world and was the reason why five years ago she initiated the project we now know as Holding Esther. It was my joy to take Holding Esther to Zambia a couple of weeks ago. We trained 14 facilitators and they, in turn, led 88 participants … [Read more...] about Because the Children Need a Bridge to Hope
What I'm going to share today is going to seem crazy to some of you. It will seem like just too much. And I get it. I really do. Your life is busy. I know it is. But if you want a vibrant prayer life, I have to tell you. Nothing has helped me as much as this little book. I love it because it truly is praying scripture back to God. In it are three months of scripture divided into categories: Adoration - praising God for who he is Confession - acknowledging your sin before God and thanking … [Read more...] about For a Vibrant Prayer Life