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Wow! Goosebumps! Thanks, Kim, for sending this great video from ECC for your upcoming women’s retreat: I kept thinking, “I wish I could go!” And then I thought, “Hey! I GET to go!” So excited to be with you and your women— Love, Tara B.
Thanks so much for all of the comments and facebook notes and emails too. My dad passed about an hour ago. It’s a strange and sad day of course. Really appreciate all of your kindnesses— Yours, Tara B.
Yet another reason why this is the only daily e-devotional to which I subscribe: Holy Groans Thank you, RZIM and Rachel Tulloch.
(Some wisdom from my coauthor, Cap’n Dave, taken from our rough draft of “Redeeming Church Conflict’s” Chapter 10—“Authoritative Leadership” …) “First Peter 5 verses 1-3 call elders to be shepherd leaders who care for the flock entrusted to them by God. Verse 3 tells elders to ‘be examples to the flock.’ The question naturally follows, examples of what? The short …
We are only into week two of our fall women’s study on the Psalms, but already I’ve been tremendously blessed. This week we are studying Psalm 16. Reading it (slowly) and then re-reading it multiple times was a true balm to my soul: “Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge. I say to the Lord, ‘You are …
I remember when I first heard a woman in my church explain to her children how to do spiritual battle—that their “swords” were actually their memory verses. She reminded them of how Christian battled Apollyon in the children’s version of Pilgrim’s Progress they were reading. And years later, that image still sticks in my mind. (As I assume it does in …
Dave Edling and I heard great news from Baker Books yesterday: their acquisitions and publications board has accepted our book proposal (“Redeeming Church Conflicts”) for publication (!). The details are still to be worked out, but it looks like we really need to hunker down and write this thing now. THANKS for your prayers and your encouragement too! Happy Thursday, …
I’m praying for all of the Peacemaker Ministries staff members and attendees at this year’s Peacemaker Conference. I’m sure they’re all having a great time and learning a lot as they encourage and enjoy each other. I hope to see some FaceBook posts soon telling me all about it (hint hint 🙂 ). While I wait patiently for the insider’s …
Kevin DeYoung hits it out of the park with this post: Advice for Theological Students and Young Pastors The only clarification I would add is to remove the word “young” because it is so applicable to ALL pastors. I can’t tell you how many examples Dave and I have in our (still-in-process) book on “Redeeming Church Conflicts” that involve even …
Carolyn McCulley has a number of great reads currently up on her blog. This one was my favorite—for many reasons, but especially for the quote she gave from one of her pastors. He said it the Sunday morning after his new born son died after only four hours of life: Comforting Others “When you suffer, you often suffer doubly because …