The Blessing of a Provider

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I’m honored to be part of Jen Weaver’s blog tour for her book club – be sure to join us on Facebook to discuss today’s post about Chapter 5, The Blessing of a Provider. If you haven’t followed the tour so far, no worries! Order on Amazon now and you can catch up quickly.

It’s been a long time since I sat in an economics class and studied the basics of supply and demand, but it hasn’t been very long since I felt its effect in my own home. Supply and demand are pretty basic concepts.  The more you want something, the more you are willing to pay for it.

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Bad Friday

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Happy Good Friday (and Happy Birthday to my husband, Mark. Wow! He’s mine.)

I’m sitting in the chemo chair this morning, completely aware that it is indeed a “Good Friday.”  I continue to be cancer free.  My recent brain scans were wonderful.  My side effects have been subsiding and I’m feeling stronger and so grateful to be alive.

Mark has been in a tough season too.  After surviving a heart attack last May, he recently underwent a cervical fusion and had several complications.  He neck is doing very well and the other issues are resolved.  His stamina is improving and he’s celebrating another birthday today.

Today is a “Good Friday” for us.

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Change takes Courage

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screen-shot-2017-02-17-at-7-03-57-amI’m excited to share that I am transitioning my role at Gateway Church.  After almost 10 years as a part of the Pink team, I have been invited to join Gateway Equip.  They came, sought me out and offered some opportunities for the future I couldn’t resist.

screen-shot-2017-02-17-at-7-14-44-amI will be serving as a pastor of Equip at the Southlake campus, working directly with the team to help identify, develop and pastor the best teachers in the world.  This is right up my alley!  I love to develop people and to help provide encouragement and opportunities for their gifts to be on display.  I look forward to investing more deeply into others and reconnecting on a more personal level with many of you. Continue reading

Don’t Panic. Lean on God

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To Listen:  Heart Strong Faith Podcast – KCBIscreen-shot-2017-01-31-at-5-15-32-am

Are you facing a cancer diagnosis?  Maybe you’re in the midst of a financial crisis, a marriage collapse or the loss of someone you love.  Maybe you are simply lonely or discouraged.  Can I encourage you?  God has not forgotten you or your pain.  He’s present to encourage you.  Lean into God, even in your darkest moments.  You will find him faithful.

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So Uncomfortable

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I am so uncomfortable…again.

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How I wish I could package comfort in a bottle!

Most of the time I find I am uncomfortable.

I think this springs from a life-long fight with fear and insecurity.

I don’t know why I struggle so much because I have a lot of reasons to feel secure.  I am loved.  I am safe.  I am saved.

What else could a girl need? Apparently, to feel comfortable. Continue reading