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‘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.
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 …
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.
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 …
Worth the read over at HeadHeartHand: Great Preachers are Great Listeners (and Lovers)
Powerful stuff here: Because he points us to powerful stuff here.
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 …
TakeYourVitaminZ linked to a (convicting! accurate!) read over at RefineUs: Accountability is Useless It doesn’t take long to read the entire article, but it’s definitely worth it. The author, a pastor, begins by explaining all of the different levels of “accountability” he implemented in his life. But then he says this: “So with all of these boundaries and all of …
If you have an interest in biblical peacemaking and would like to read a slightly different take on it from the “standard” Peacemaker Ministries model, I encourage you to click through and enjoy this series of articles posted on the The Francis Schaeffer Institute of Church Leadership Development (www.ChurchLeadership.org): Cultivating Effective Biblical Solutions for Conflict Yes, I have to admit …
A little Momma Tara Math for you to kick off your Wednesday: Complete-Crawl-Across-An-Entire-Room-MOBILITY + Lots-O’-Interesting-And-Some-Potentially-Dangerous-Things-To-Poke-Into = Time-For-Baby-To-Learn-The-(Good!)-Word-“NO” (Yes, yes, I know I probably shouldn’t have even let her do this even just ONCE. But oh! It was SO CUTE to see her discover the bowls. Move the food bowl. Play with it. Discover the WATER bowl. (Her eyes LIT UP. …