Death to Doubt! (introducing my pen name)

I’m finally breaking free. Breaking free from discomfort and dissatisfaction. Breaking free from fluctuating uncertainty as to whether I can succeed. Breaking free from, in a word, doubt. I’ve grown tired of not trusting my own judgement and needing someone else’s confirmation. I’ve always know that my married name literally means “doubt,” so when I started answering my call to…

Perseverance: Unwillingness to Give Up When Stakes are Highest

During a time when churches are closing their doors in great numbers, God called my husband to plant a church. Knowing that doubt is a procrastination tool, Rob and I mustered the motivation to overcome doubt and to daily practice truth through discipline and commitment. This is my fourth post in my series on church planting. I hope it will encourage you in fulfilling your…

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: The Importance of Vision

Welcome to the first post in my new series on church planting.  With these posts, I hope to be a help and encouragement to others out there on this same journey.  Perhaps I will even nudge some towards it! First, let me say that I’m married to a wonderful guy.  My husband, Rob, is our household’s fearless spiritual leader, and as his helpmate,…

Jesus Died to Liberate Sinners

I hope that during this Holy Week you have taken time to ponder the Passion of Christ.  The word Passion comes from the Latin word passiō, meaning suffering.  The suffering of Jesus Christ was absolutely unsurpassed.  The actual route that He was forced to take to the site of His execution came to be called “Via Dolorosa,” literally: “Sorrowful Road.”  On this cruel journey, thousands shouted, “Crucify Him!”…