Five Qualities of a Leader

I suppose I’ve always been a leader, although many times a poor one. Intentionally thinking of myself as a leader, however, is a relatively new concept for me. When God called me to preach, I quickly recognized it was something I was going to have to learn how to do....

Remaining Vibrant

“Guard your joy like a Mama Grizzly!! Rawr!!” I texted this to a couple of my dear ministerial friends the other day. Vibrancy. Oi, sometimes I just don’t feel it! Secretly, there are times that I want to go to my non-existent cabin and be a hermit. Being vibrant with...

Extraordinary Leadership – Carolyn T’s Story

This is the sixth article in our new series called “Every Heart has a Story to Tell.” As we head towards our first Thrive Conference in October, our desire is share how Every Story Matters. Please check back each week to see how God is moving in women’s lives and let...

The Friends I Didn’t Know I Needed

This spring I was a part of a single moms retreat in Minnesota. The retreat hosts several hundred single moms and volunteers. Three years ago, when I first heard about the retreat and all the love and support they lavished on the single mamas who attended, I just knew...

Follow Me

I remember when my older sons were nearing double-digits, and we were outside doing yard work together. The project loomed large, and we were pretty much getting nowhere fast. I was frustrated with our lack of progress, and thinking about what needed to be done. I was...