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Audio from Willow Creek Conference

‘Course I’ll never listen to them (because hearing my own voice gives me the heebie-jeebies), but if you’re interested in hearing some recordings from a recent event I did, the church was kind enough to send me a link: Willow Creek Ladies’ Conference (April 2010) These are pretty much equivalent to my standard retreat sessions 2a/2b & 3.

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How to Have a Healthy and Vibrant Church

Quite awhile ago, I received an email from a blog-lurker who asked if I had any book recommendations on how to have a healthy, vibrant church that loves one another. My snow delays and misconnected flights yesterday … … gave me the time to (finally!) respond. So here’s the list I came up with (plus a few additions). I’d be …

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What I Should Have Wanted in a Husband

BrittleCrazyGlass (aka Soon-to-be-MOMMA-MOLLY! Hooray!) posted a thoughtful list that I hope you’ll not only read, but share with others (especially people who are considering marriage—she directs it to women as they think about future husbands, but it could just as readily apply to men as they think about future wives too): What I Should Have Wanted in a Husband

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Marriage — One for Better and Worse

Fred and I just registered for the 2010 CCEF Conference — Mariage: One for Better and Worse and I hope to get to see you there too! If you’re not familiar with CCEF (the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation), I hope you’ll get to know them. Their materials are the finest practical theology (counseling the heart) resources that I know …

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Family Worship

As I’ve poked around things this morning, I’ve enjoyed clicking through a bunch of links from blogs I read re: the topic of family worship. These two were particularly helpful, I thought: – If you’re just getting started, maybe feeling a little intimidated by the idea, or discouraged because you haven’t been able to maintain a family worship time: Three …

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People at their worst, but the gospel at its best …

The world’s cutest webmaster and blogger (my hubby Freddy B.) posted this at the Peacemaker Ministries blog and I just CHEERED as I read it: Quail Springs Church of Christ Heals Rift Through Mediation What a (painful! beautiful!) testimony of God’s grace at work in a congregation and a wonderfully gifted Christian conciliator. Enjoy.

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Grateful for Hand-Me-Downs

We continue to live off of charitable grants from the Kent Family Foundation (of adorable hand-me-downs from six years ago) and gifts from Auntie Kali and Uncle Fred … and I am so grateful for them both! Without generous gifts from friends and family, I could never enjoy such pink & frilly girls on a Sunday morning: Sorry that my …

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Great Preachers are Great Listeners (and Lovers)

Worth the read over at HeadHeartHand: Great Preachers are Great Listeners (and Lovers)

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Francis Chan: “I promise you. I would take care of your wife.”

Powerful stuff here: Because he points us to powerful stuff here.

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Peacemaker Ministries Leadership Opportunity

I just re-read the study guide to the Peacemaker Ministries Leadership Opportunity and I want to encourage you again to consider purchasing this resource and introducing it to your church leadership. It really is a great distillation of some of the most important topics related to peacemaking and leadership. And even though the price might initially strike you as high—consider …

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