We Passed Our Assessment! Now What?

We Passed Our Assessment! Now What?

Congratulations! You and your husband were assessed to determine whether or not you are ready to plant a church, and you passed! This means based upon your history, personalities, faith and giftedness, you have been told it is right for you to take the leap and start...
Unmet Expectations

Unmet Expectations

Photo Courtesy of Raquel Martinez Church plants are like apples. You think you can tell what they will taste like from looking at the outside. If the peel is a vibrant shade of red, yellow or green, you might think, it looks like a good apple. Give it a squeeze, and...
Betrayal and Forgiveness

Betrayal and Forgiveness

“If I never call you again, it’s because I’m busy.” These were the words I received from a woman who had been my friend. They followed a difficult conversation where I was honest with her about how hurt I felt at something she did. I guess she...
Solitude

Solitude

 And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. Mark 6:31 ESV I took the above photo when we camped at 9,000 feet on Mount San Jacinto. I’m not a true...
Help Your Husband Through Burnout

Help Your Husband Through Burnout

It’s true. I found my husband unconscious at the bottom of the stairs. Why, you ask? The answer is obvious, now, but at the time, it shocked me. I thought he’d fallen asleep since he’d been working so many hours to get our new church up and running. I’d be tired,...