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Crisis Care

I heard about a large church on the west coast recently and the way they were reaching out to people in their community and those within their congregation. They had thousands of members and one way they were growing and connecting was due to the church forming crisis groups. These groups consisted of people who […]

Continue Reading Add comment July 31st, 2020

Family Bible Lessons

Join us here every Sunday for a lesson for kid’s and their families. Feel free to share. This week’s lesson is taken from 1 Samuel 20:14-17, 42, and 2 Samuel 9. We’re talking Kindness! This month’s memory verse is Philippians 4:6 Don’t worry about anything, instead pray about everything!

Continue Reading Add comment July 26th, 2020

Jesus, Baptism, and Me Guide

While teaching the lesson on the baptism of Jesus recently I was reminded of raising five children and the questions they had about their own baptism. I wrote this short guide in hopes that it will be a blessing for other parents who are struggling with whether now is the right time for their child […]

Continue Reading 1 comment April 6th, 2020

Blending, God’s Way

I’ll never forget the day my fiancé and I sat in the preacher’s office. The minister’s exact words to me were, “You’re never going to love his kids the way he does,” and then he turned toward my soon to be husband and said, “You’re never going to love her kids the way she does.” […]

Continue Reading Add comment March 4th, 2019

A Call to Worship in the Face of Fear

I drove my seventeen year old to school the other morning. I haven’t been able to do that since she got her driver’s license so it was a nice reminder of how life used to be. About a mile from the school we saw the banners reminding us that going to school is not a casual […]

Continue Reading 1 comment February 26th, 2018

What Do We Know of Holy?

  A young woman preaches grace and truth and receives death threats from other Christians. College students are hurt by their school and then wounded even more on social media by other Christians. A preacher spends weeks agonizing over a sermon, praying it will bring glory to God and encourage the Kingdom only to be […]

Continue Reading 1 comment September 18th, 2017

What We Have to Do

    I received this note from a kid at school the other day. I especially like the second line. “I love God and Jesus so you have to love God and Jesus.” I can hear her attitude loud and clear and it cracks me up. This sweet, innocent child of God has some bad […]

Continue Reading Add comment May 18th, 2017

Why Today Matters

  December 30th may not mean anything special to you but it holds a great deal of significance to me. My father passed away on this day in 1980. It also marks the anniversary of my mother’s death in 1990.   The end of each year can be rather somber if I allow the grief […]

Continue Reading Add comment December 30th, 2016

Newest Articles

For my latest articles (including this one), check out the main page at Wineskins: The Truth About Millennials Hey 40-somethings, 50-somethings, 60-somethings. All you guys closer to my age than my kid’s age. We need to have a chat. Get off the young people’s backs. Quit using the word millennial as a derogatory term. Stop […]

Continue Reading Add comment December 17th, 2016

Cleared Lanes

      A few months ago my oldest daughter was injured at work and needed surgery. Although, she fiercely assured her mother that it wasn’t a big deal and would be fine without me I couldn’t stand it. As soon as I could, I threw together a bag and started out on my trip […]

Continue Reading 1 comment June 3rd, 2016

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