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,…

Poetry Challenge

National Poetry Month is a celebration of poetry established by the Academy of American Poets.  It is celebrated month-long each April since it’s inception in 1996.  According to the academy, “April seemed the best time within the year to turn attention toward the art of poetry” (poets.org), so I have taken up the challenge of playing around with it.  Now poetry is not my cup of…

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!”…